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According to LAPD inspector general Alex Bustamante, officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas were “justified” in the actions they took against Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man who died from deadly police force in 2014. LA Times reports: Department investigators found evidence indicating that Ford had fought for control of one officer’s gun, bolstering […]

The long-awaited autopsy for a mentally ill black man killed in August by police in South Los Angeles was released Monday, revealing the man was shot three times, once in the back at close range. The autopsy also showed that 25-year-old Ezell Ford was shot once in the right side and once in the right […]

The last quarter of 2014 sparked a movement — the possibility of changing state and police violence in the United States as we know it. Decades of frustration stemming from police brutality against minority communities came to a head in 2014 with the deaths of Michael Brown Jr., Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and others — many […]

Three months after Ezell Ford was shot dead by Los Angeles police, Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered the LAPD to release the autopsy performed on the 25-year-old mentally ill man. Garcetti made the announcement during a surprise appearance at an LAPD news conference Thursday. He has given the department until the end of the year to lift a […]

A new project, directed and written by actor Nate Parker, is aiming to help Americans of all races understand the brutality of police violence in the most striking of ways. AmeriCAN is the story of a white police officer, his family, and his experience with excessive force, so often seen in the tragic deaths of black […]

The Los Angeles Police Department has released the names of the officers who fatally shot Ezell Ford in a South L.A. neighborhood two weeks ago. Ford, who was described by his family as “mentally ill,” was unarmed at the time of the shooting. “The Los Angeles Police officers involved in the use of lethal force in […]

On Tuesday, Staten Island District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. announced that he will take the case of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of a New York Police Department officer to a grand jury. Garner, 43, died last month after a police officer who suspected the father of six of selling loose cigarettes put him in a chokehold. […]

Another man has reportedly been defeated by police brutality, as Omar Abrego was allegedly beat down by LAPD sergeants just a week before the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford. According to KTLA, an LAPD spokesman said an officer broke his hand during the incident, which also occurred just 4 blocks from where Ford was shot. […]

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The family of Ezell Ford, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police earlier this week, announced Thursday that they will be filing a wrongful-death lawsuit against the police department. The family’s lawyer, Steven A. Lerman, who also represented Rodney G. King in 1991 after he was brutally beaten by Los […]

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An eyewitness to the killing of unarmed Ezell Ford by Los Angeles police revealed to the Huffington Post Wednesday that he heard an officer shout “shoot him” before three bullets were fired at the victim. In a statement issued by the LAPD, they said it was unknown if the suspect had any gang affiliations, but according […]

On Monday, police in Los Angeles fatally shot an unarmed black male that family and friends are identifying as Ezell Ford. Police, however, have yet to identify the victim. From the LA Times: An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Division conducted “an investigative stop” in the 200 block of West 65th Street about […]