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Officer-Involved Shooting in South Los Angeles Area Leaves One Dead
May 2, 2020
A gunman was killed in an officer-involved shooting in South Los Angeles, and his two companions were taken in custody after a lengthy search that required reinforcements, police said today. ... read more »
(Part 4) Jackie Lacey speaks on Ezell Ford decision
March 21, 2017
"Once there's a struggle for the gun, that really changes things," -DA Jackie Lacey ... read more / watch video »
A Mother Speaks on the Murder of her Son: “I’m trying not to be bitter and not allow myself to wallow in grief or misery.”
September 9, 2015
Ezell Ford was shot and killed by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officers Sharlton Warmpler and Antonio Villegas on Aug. 11, 2014. A 10-month investigation culminated in the Los Angeles Police Commission, the body that oversees the LAPD, ruling that Warmpler was “unjustified to open fire on Ford … wrong to draw his weapon, and had used unacceptable tactics” when the two officers observed Ford walking down 65th Street near Broadway in South Los Angeles, as reported by the L.A. Times. ... read more »
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Witness Said Officers Chased L.A. Woman with Guns before Shooting
August 19, 2015
A woman who said she witnessed an August 12 fatal officer-involved shooting in the Crenshaw District is claiming that the victim was being chased by police officers with guns drawn before the officers fired three shots. Courtyana Franklin, 21, told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday August 13, that she witnessed the shooting through a side mirror and rear window of her vehicle, which was parked in an alley near Marlton Avenue and Santo Tomas Drive. ... read more »
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