The mom of Ezell Ford, who was shot lifeless by Los Angeles police in 2014, stated Tuesday the choice by prosecutors to not cost the officers concerned means her son “won’t see justice.”
Chatting with reporters at First AME Church in South Los Angeles, Tritobia Ford stated the officers concerned are getting away with homicide.
“God is the last word decide and they’ll pay for what they did,” she stated. “… He by no means did nothing that might warrant him being murdered on the street like he was on the night time of August eleven, 2014. It was unwarranted. It was unjustified. And as I say, I consider God could have the ultimate say. They could have gotten by proper now, however it’s not over. They’ll have their day.”
Preventing again tears, she referenced the “muzzle imprint” discovered on her son’s again and the 2 different photographs that have been fired into him.
“My son was unarmed. He was murdered. And there shall be no justice. He won’t see justice. There shall be no justice for Ezell,” she stated.
Ford stated that even after the town Police Fee dominated the capturing was out of coverage, she didn’t consider that LAPD Chief Charlie Beck would self-discipline the officers.
“These officers are getting away scot-free,” she stated.
Ford stated she was not shocked at District Lawyer Jackie Lacey’s determination to not pursue costs, “however the period of time that it took for the district lawyer to succeed in this choice is simply thoughts-boggling.”
“I simply consider that she knew … lengthy prior to now that she had no intention of submitting fees,” she stated. “… It simply doesn’t make sense and it’s not truthful.”
Ford stated the district lawyer referred to as her instantly to inform her concerning the determination earlier than it was made public. She stated she informed Lacey she would by no means consider that her son would have tried to wrestle a gun away from a police officer.
“There’s no means in my thoughts,” she stated. “My son had handled the police earlier than … and he knew higher.”
The district lawyer advised reporters that she referred to as Ford’s mom to inform her that prosecutors have been declining to file a case towards the 2 officers.
“She misplaced her son and as I used to be listening to her, you understand, she was very upset, and as you’ll be able to perceive, she ought to be,” Lacey stated. “It felt like she was reliving it yet again. However I defined to her that we have been cautious, that we went by means of each piece of proof that we might and the lack of Mr. Ford on this state of affairs is tragic all the best way round. I want it had been prevented … She’s misplaced so much.”
–Metropolis Information Service
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