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Ezell Ford: A look ahead to Police Commission meeting




"Receiving His Scholarship to the University of Heaven" is the caption on this card distributed at Ezell Ford's memorial service. His great aunt Mahalia Jackson said a few private schools had provided him athletic scholarships in high school to play basketball.
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Last summer, a 25-year-old African-American man named Ezell Ford died from multiple gunshot wounds after being shot by police officers in the L.A. neighborhood of Florence.

The L.A. Police Commission will meet Tuesday to decide whether the officers involved were justified in shooting Ford.

According to anonymous sources, an internal LAPD investigation has found the officers were justified in the shooting. An independent review from the Inspector General has reportedly reached the same conclusion. 

Southern California Public Radio's Frank Stoltze has been following the story and he joined the show with more.