Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill black man, was shot dead by LAPD officers in August 2014. Police allege that on Aug. 11, Ford tackled one of the officers and attempted to grab his gun, prompting the officer to reach for a backup weapon and fire. The officer's partner also shot at Ford, police said. A friend of Ford's family who said she saw part of the incident, however, told the Los Angeles Times she didn't see any struggle between the officers and Ford.
The parents of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers in 2014, have settled their wrongful death and state civil
Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday they will not bring criminal charges against the two Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed Ezell Ford
Two years ago Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man, was killed by police. Demonstrators say they want the DA to file charges against the officers and release the findings of its investigation.
The two L.A. police officers who fatally shot Ezell Ford filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging they are being kept on desk duty because of racial discrimination and retaliation by superiors.
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck and the Police Department's independent watchdog have determined that two officers were justified in fatally shooting