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  1. #1
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    Jul 2008

    LA - Unarmed mentally challenged man Ezell Ford shot by police during struggle


    witnesses claim he was on the ground and compliant when shot 3 times in the back.

    "The woman, who said her name is Tritobia Ford, told KTLA that her son was lying on the ground and complying with police commands when police shot him three times. She said police would give her no information about the shooting."

    "The incident took place at about 8:20 p.m. Monday night as officers conducted an investigative stop, according to the LAPD statement. During that stop, "a struggle ensued" and this resulted in an "officer-involved shooting," according to the statement."

  2. #2
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    Jul 2008
    the LAPD statement says "officers were conducting an investigative stop", so presumably there was more than one officer on the scene.

    even if he was not compliant as witnesses claim, it is a shame they could not control this man without resorting to shooting him.

    no tasers i guess, he must have been pretty close to actually getting his hands on one of their guns...

  3. #3
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    Jul 2008
    the police version;


    "When the two officers got out of their cruiser and began walking toward him on the sidewalk, Smith said Ford "whirled around and basically tackled the lead officer."
    A struggle then ensued for the officer’s weapon, he added."

    "The officer in the struggle was unable to get control of his regular weapon so he had to use his “backup weapon to shoot the suspect," Smith said, adding that the officer was on his back at the time."

    will have to wait and see what else comes out, cant reconcile "on the ground, compliant, shot in back" with "officer on back, one gun apparently up for grabs, both officers firing"

  4. #4
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    Mar 2009
    LAPD officers who fatally shot Ezell Ford sue city, alleging racial discrimination

    The two Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot Ezell Ford filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city, alleging they are being kept on desk duty because of racial discrimination and retaliation by their superiors.

    The officers contend that since they submitted complaints in August 2015 with state regulators contending racial discrimination, they have faced further retaliation, according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
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