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No charges against LAPD officers who shot and killed Ezell Ford, D.A. says

No charges against LAPD officers who shot and killed Ezell Ford, D.A. says

Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday they will not bring criminal charges against the two Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed Ezell Ford during a clash near his South L.A. home in 2014, ruling that the 25-year-old presented an immediate threat to both officers.

Ford, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was shot and killed by LAPD officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas on Aug. 11, 2014, and his death has become a cornerstone of tensions between local activists and the LAPD. Ford died two days after a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., drawing the shooting into a larger national conversation about...

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