LAPD Releases Names Of Officers Involved In Deadly Ezell Ford Shooting

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The Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday publicly identified the two officers involved in the fatal shooting Aug. 11 of an unarmed black man in South LA. The officers were identified as Officer Sharlton Wampler and Officer Antonio Villegas, both assigned to the Newton Station’s Gang Enforcement Detail, according to the LAPD. Police said Ford was combative and failed to comply with them around 8:10 p.m. in the 200 block of West 65th Street. The officers said Ford struggled with them and reached for their guns. Ford’s family denied their son was capable of resisting and cited his mental challenges. He was unarmed. Ford was declared dead at the scene. The shooting, like the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Mo., has touched off protests and rallies calling for an end to “excessive” force by law enforcement and more transparency.


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