Crime & Justice

Ezell Ford protesters still camped outside LA mayor's home over police shooting

Protesters camp outside the home of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday June 8, 2015. They have vowed to remain there through Tuesday, when the Police Commission will receive findings on the shooting of Ezell Ford.
Protesters camp outside the home of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday June 8, 2015. They have vowed to remain there through Tuesday, when the Police Commission will receive findings on the shooting of Ezell Ford.
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About a dozen people are camped outside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's home in protest of the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old black man by police last year.

The protesters arrived outside Garcetti's home on Sunday and plan to stay through Tuesday, when the Police Commission will receive findings by police Chief Charlie Beck and his department's independent watchdog on the shooting of Ezell Ford.

Police have said Ford knocked down an officer and struggled for his gun.

The findings are recommendations to the commission, which will determine whether Ford's shooting was within department policy.

Ford's mother said during the demonstration that she doesn't expect justice for her son, saying, "They're covering up for their own."

Early Monday, Garcetti expressed confidence in the commission with the following statement:

"Last night I called Ms. Tritobia Ford. I didn't reach her but left a message, telling her my heart goes out to her and her grieving family, as it has since the news first broke last August. I look forward to meeting with her in the coming days. Trust and transparency are the foundation of the relationship between the Los Angeles Police Department and people it serves. I have confidence that the Police Commission will conduct an impartial and fair-minded review of the investigations conducted by both the LAPD and the independent Inspector General."