ezell ford shooting
The case for the officer found out of policy now returns to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, who will decide what discipline, if
"I hope they give us some justice," Dedric Kennedy, a demonstrator outside of the mayoral residence, told The Huffington
Ezell did not have an easy road. He did not deserve to die. It's that simple. We have to be willing to re-pave the road that he tried to navigate.
Ford family attorney Steven Lerman, who has sued the city over the death, has said the officers knew Ford and that he was
The killings of Garner and Brown have aggravated already strained relations between police and black Americans. In Los Angeles
The autopsy report for Ezell Ford, an unarmed, mentally ill black man shot to death by Los Angeles police in August, was released by the county coroner's office Monday after the LAPD lifted an investigative hold that had blocked the report from public view for over 4 months.
Eyewitnesses dispute that story. One witness told KTLA that Ford was shot "in the back" while he was "laying down." Ford
One eyewitness said he heard a police officer shout, "Shoot him!" before Ford was shot three times as he lay on the ground
But other eyewitnesses, neighbors and family members dispute the police department's story. Neighbors of Ford's told HuffPost
"It is unknown if the suspect has any gang affiliations," the LAPD said in a statement after the killing. The police say