Police officers in Los Angeles are backing off the practice of community policing in the aftermath of the Ezell Ford case, a police union official said Tuesday.
Mayor Eric Garcetti defended his decision to attend a Washington, D.C. fundraiser for his 2017 re-election campaign on the eve of the Police Commission’s ruling on the fatal officer-involved shooting of Ezell Ford.
Protesters held signs saying things like “Ezell Would Have Wanted A Living Wage.”
“[Officers] will be out in the streets and they will be doing their jobs,” LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery.
Activists and police officers are growing increasingly worried about the outcome of the Ezell Ford investigation.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti voiced his support Thursday for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck after reaching out to officers in the wake of the police commission’s decision in the Ezell Ford shooting.
Civil rights activists urged the district attorney’s office Wednesday to file charges against a Los Angeles Police Department officer found in violation of fatally shooting Ezell Ford.
The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday found that one officer acted within policy but another violated it in the fatal close-range shooting of a 25-year-old black man last year.
Ezell Ford’s mother spoke out Monday following the ruling of the Police Commission in the fatal shooting of her son by LAPD officers.
Members of the Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday are expected to vote on the fate officers involved in the deadly shooting of Ezell Ford.
The Police Commission is scheduled Tuesday to review the controversial case of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man fatally shot by police last summer.
Angry protesters camped outside the Hancock Park home of Eric Garcetti confronted the Los Angeles mayor Monday morning as he left for Washington D.C.
Ezell Ford’s mother came to the protest and handed out water and chips to the demonstrators.
Ford’s family told CBS2/KCAL9’s Adrianna Weingold they were not participating in the demonstration. But they are upset at a report that began circulating Friday that the LAPD had determined the officers’ actions were justified and that they’d make that recommendation to the L.A. Police Commission.
Board President Steve Soboroff told CBS2/KCAL9’s Erica Nochlin he’s angry about the leaks in the investigation.