this pressed From LIBERTY VOICE: Los Angeles Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man

PoliceLos Angeles Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man.

Although the LAPD did not identify the deceased man, his family has come forward in local media to say that he was Ezell Ford, 24. They claim that Ford was mentally ill and that the police were aware of his illness. A spokesman for the LAPD, Cmdr. Andrew Smith, said that although he was aware that the man shot had been arrested in the past, he was unaware why he had been detained and did not know if the department had any knowledge that he suffered from a mental illness

(Added by Jennifer Pfalz on August 13, 2014.
Saved under California, Crime, Jennifer Pfalz, Los Angeles, U.S.)

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