Los Angeles activists took to the streets Friday with family members of Ezell Ford, a mentally disabled black man who was murdered while unarmed on Monday, August 11th by LAPD. Their march began at 65th and Broadway, and made its way to the Newton Police Station in South Central L.A.
Ezell was the subject of an “investigative stop,” conducted by the LAPD. Multiple witnesses say that at the time of the shooting, Ezell was lying on the ground and complying with officers. The two officers involved in the shooting claim that Ezell tried to tackle one of them, and reached for their weapon.
Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that the officers who on August 11th, shot Ezell Ford, did not have a dash cam installed on their car, and were not wearing lapel cameras.
Photos are from the Facebook page Justice 4 Fords, created by Ezell’s family, must see video of the march confronting the cops by @PMBeers.