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LA's civilian police commission has overruled LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and its own Inspector General, finding one officer was wrong to pull the trigger in the shooting death of Ezell Ford 10 months ago. Despite the rebuke, any discipline is now up to Chief Beck. Will the DA file criminal charges?

Also, will LA County have enough prisoners to invest $2 billion in a new jail?

Photo: LAPD Police Commission President Steve Soboroff explains the commission's ruling in the shooting of 25-year-old Ezell Ford by two patrolmen, after a Los Angeles Police Commission meeting, June 9, 2015. (Patrick T. Fallo)

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb
Evan George

A Decision — but No Final Verdict — in the Killing of Ezell Ford 17 MIN, 34 SEC

It's been ten months since Ezell Ford was shot and killed by two officers of the LAPD. He was an unarmed, mentally ill black man. But much about the incident has still not been made public. Yesterday, the civilian Police Commission over-ruled both Chief Charlie Beck and its own Inspector General by voting unanimously that both officers were wrong to draw their weapons and that one was wrong to pull the trigger. Police President Steve Soboroff explained that's as far as the Commission can go.

Guests:
Jim Newton, Blueprint (@newton_jim)
Craig Lally, Los Angeles Police Protective League (@lappl_lally)
Melina Abdullah, Cal State LA (@DocMellyMel)

More:
LAPD Chief Beck responds to Police Commission decision on Ezell
Newton on Chief Beck's reflections on police and trust

Construction Delayed for New $2 Billion Jail 10 MIN, 25 SEC

Last year, LA County's Board of Supervisors approved a $2 billion plan to replace the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. But since then, two members were termed out and replaced by the voters. Yesterday, Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis joined Mark Ridley-Thomas in delaying the project to determine how big a new facility needs to be. Supervisor Kuehl joins us, along with Terri McDonald, who was with the State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 24 years. She's now Assistant to Sheriff Jim McDonnell.

Guests:
Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (@SheilaKuehl)
Terri McDonald, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (@LASDHQ)

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