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Ezell Ford shooting

Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill black man, was shot dead by LAPD officers in August 2014. Police allege that on Aug. 11, Ford tackled one of the officers and attempted to grab his gun, prompting the officer to reach for a backup weapon and fire. The officer’s partner also shot at Ford, police said. A friend of Ford’s family who said she saw part of the incident, however, told the Los Angeles Times she didn’t see any struggle between the officers and Ford.

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