A Decision — but No Final Verdict — in the Killing of Ezell Ford

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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.

Credits

Guests:
Jim Newton - author of “Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown” - @newton_jim, Craig Lally - Los Angeles Police Protective League - @lappl_lally, Melina Abdullah - professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies at Cal State LA, and organizer of the Black Lives Matter movement - @DocMellyMel

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Evan George