Ezell Ford

David Kipre

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Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old African-American man, died from multiple gunshot wounds after being shot by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers in Florence, Los Angeles, California on August 11, 2014. In the weeks and months that followed, Ford’s shooting triggered multiple demonstrations and a lawsuit by Ford’s family claiming $75 million in damages. The officers and eyewitnesses offered competing accounts of the events surrounding the shooting, and an investigation by the LAPD’s watchdog unit, Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, concluded in June 2015 that one officer had been justified in the shooting, while the other officer was unjustified, had acted outside of LAPD policy, and had violated Ford’s civil rights by detaining him.

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