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Mother of Ezell Ford Still Hopes for Justice in His Killing by LAPD

Ezell Ford was fatally shot by the LAPD on August 11 one block away from his home on 65th Street and Broadway. The 25-year old was pronounced dead from his injuries at California Hospital later that day. He was unarmed at the time of the shooting and an investigation is ongoing into the circumstances. (Courtesy Photo)
Ezell Ford was fatally shot by the LAPD on August 11 one block away from his home on 65th Street and Broadway. The 25-year old was pronounced dead from his injuries at California Hospital later that day. He was unarmed at the time of the shooting and an investigation is ongoing into the circumstances. (Courtesy Photo)

(Los Angeles Times) – Nearly 10 months after Ezell Ford was shot and killed by two Los Angeles police officers, his mother said the same questions repeatedly run through her mind:

Why did police stop her eldest son if he hadn’t committed a crime? Why didn’t they use a Taser instead of shooting him? Why hasn’t more information been released? Doesn’t she deserve to know more?

Tritobia Ford said she constantly scours the Internet for articles, potential witnesses and anything new about the investigation into her son’s death. Her family sometimes hides her phone, just so she’ll stop looking.

In an interview with The Times, her first since the days after her son’s Aug. 11 death, Ford said she was frustrated by the lack of information from the LAPD. She said she felt disrespected by the secrecy, like her family’s grief didn’t matter to police.

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