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Residents demand answers from LAPD Chief Charlie Beck over Ezell Ford shooting




LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the audience at a community meeting on the shooting of Ezell Ford at Paradise Baptist Church in South LA.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the audience at a community meeting on the shooting of Ezell Ford at Paradise Baptist Church in South LA.
Frank Stoltze
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the audience at a community meeting on the shooting of Ezell Ford at Paradise Baptist Church in South LA.
People line up to speak at a South LA community meeting on the police shooting of Ezell Ford. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck answered questions.
Frank Stoltze


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The case of Ezell Ford of South Los Angeles has been drawing comparison to Ferguson, Missouri. Ezell was shot last week in an officer-involved shooting. Relatives say he was mentally ill. 

Several community members and activists believe it to be another case of excessive force, not unlike the killing of Michael Brown. About 200 people showed up at a community meeting in South L.A. last Tuesday night, where LAPD Chief Charlie Beck took questions about the incident. Southern California Public Radio's Frank Stoltze brings us the latest.