Relatives of a man shot and killed by police in South L.A. have filed a new wrongful death lawsuit in state court.
Members of the group “Black Lives Matter” met with Los Angeles County’s district attorney Friday to seek prosecution of two police officers who shot and killed Ezell Ford in August.
His family maintains he was mentally ill and harmless.
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck met Friday with a group calling for the firing of two officers involved in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Ezell Ford.
The Los Angeles Police Department came under fire Tuesday with community members demanding the firing of two officers accused in the deadly shooting of Ezell Ford.
A coalition of civil rights groups unveiled a plan they say could ease tensions between the LAPD and local African-American community, a day after the release of the Ezell Ford autopsy report.
Demonstrators took to the streets to march on Monday evening in reaction to the released autopsy results of Ezell Ford.
An autopsy report on the death of Ezell Ford, who was killed by two Los Angeles police officers in August, shows he was shot three times, twice fatally.
Civil rights leaders are expected to gather Sunday afternoon to seek justice and urge the release of autopsy results for a 25-year-old man who was shot by police in August.
The results of an autopsy on a 25-year-old man shot by Los Angeles police in August are expected to be unsealed by the end of the year, but plans for a rally at LAPD headquarters to spur their release on Monday failed to materialize.
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.