Members of Ezell Ford Jr.’s family, who are suing the Los Angeles Police Department after the unarmed man was shot and killed by officers last summer, say they have been subject to intimidation from members of the agency in recent months.
At a news conference, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti reiterate a promise they’ve been making since last month to release the autopsy in the police shooting death of Ezell Ford.
Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a symbolic stand against fatal police shootings of unarmed black men.
Mayor Eric Garcetti says he expects the results of a autopsy on the body of a 25-year-old South Los Angeles man shot by police to be released by the end of December.
Demonstrators took to the streets for a third night Friday, protesting the police killings of three black men — two high-profile cases sparking outrage nationally, and the local death of Ezell Ford.
The autopsy on a man who was shot by two police officers in South Los Angeles will be made public by the end of the year, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s work to help those with mental illness in the criminal justice system will be recognized by a national group this weekend.
An unruly crowd of planned protestors Saturday dispersed from the area after a tense standoff concluded with police.
The family of a black man killed last month by Los Angeles police has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department and the two officers who shot him.
A group of young locals gathered Tuesday to address the issue of use of force from police.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning for Ezell Ford, the man who was fatally shot during a police encounter in South Los Angeles nearly three weeks ago.
Witnesses told Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson that Ford was definitely not resisting when police shot him.
It has been a difficult week for law enforcement in Southern California, leaving several communities aware of police violence and many officers concerned for their safety following recent attacks.
A new obscenity-laced rap video from a rapper who claims to be related to an unarmed man who was shot to death by the LAPD appears to threaten the lives of police officers.
Two former ranking LAPD veterans say police officers need to be reminded about their responsibilities so they don’t become desensitized to the job.