Ezell Ford Autopsy: Shot in Back, Side, Arm by L.A. Police
Gotta add the contrast between Ferguson and LAPD with it Police Commission process on this is stark as can be. Not to say they can do no wrong, but when Chief Beck talks about a consistent “fact pattern” from autopsy to the incident report to the physical evidence I believe him. Pending contrary data of course, there is much to be released to the public.
Now what I would really like to see is a determined effort to get confrontation/arrest skills up to where an unarmed man does not get the chance to knock down a cop and go for that gun.
The autopsy of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man killed by police in South Los Angeles this summer, shows he was shot three times — once in the right side, once in the right back and once in the right arm.
The release of the autopsy Monday marks the first time authorities have provided details about Ford’s wounds since his Aug. 11 death.
The gunshot wound on his back showed the surrounding skin had a “muzzle imprint,” according to the autopsy, suggesting that shot was made at very close range. The autopsy said the back and side gunshot wounds were fatal.
The autopsy does not make any judgment about the conduct of the officers in the shooting or provide a detailed narrative of what occurred.