LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Relatives of a man shot and killed by police in South L.A. have filed a new wrongful death lawsuit in state court.
Ezell Ford’s parents allege police in August killed him while he was unarmed and lying on the ground.
They’re seeking unspecified damages.
It’s unclear if this new lawsuit will replace the first complaint the family filed in September in federal court.
Ford’s death is one of several deadly police shootings of black men, including that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, that has sparked criticism of law enforcement’s use of force and alleged racial profiling.