As protests continue in Missouri, police in Los Angeles are facing public anger over a shooting of another young African American man by the name of Ezell Ford. Details Family members say 25-year-old Ezell was unarmed and lying on the ground when police shot him dead Monday night. Ford suffered from mental disabilities.
According to the news station, Ezell Ford, 25, was only blocks from his South Los Angeles home Monday when officers stopped him. Police claim that it was an “investigative stop” but have not stated why Ford was being investigated. According to police, a struggle ensued and police “opened fire,” indicates a Los Angeles Police Department news release issued Tuesday and viewed by the news station.
His family has announced a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department. A protest on LAPD headquarters has been called for this Sunday.