LA Police Commission finds Ezell Ford shooting out of policy

The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners ruled Tuesday on the LAPD officers involved in the shooting death of Ezell Ford, an unarmed mentally ill black man. One officer was found to have acted out of departmental policy; the other acted mostly within policy, the LAPC found. Earlier, an overflow crowd was in attendance at the commission headquarters, chanting “black lives matter” and “shame on you.” One person in attendance, Evan Bunch, who had been singing in the security line earlier in the morning, was dragged out of the building and arrested by police. The meeting was temporarily halted after commissioners warned the public they would adjourn if people grew unruly. Ford, 25, died of several gunshot wounds during an “administrative stop” in the Florence neighborhood of South L.A. last year.

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