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One year later: Ezell Ford case highlights challenges in police reforms




A portrait of Ezell Ford, killed by LAPD officers in August near this spot, is on the wall of a market at 65th Street and Broadway in South Los Angeles
A portrait of Ezell Ford, killed by LAPD officers in August near this spot, is on the wall of a market at 65th Street and Broadway in South Los Angeles
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This Tuesday marks one year since 25-year-old Ezell Ford was killed in a confrontation with police officers in South L.A.

Earlier this year, an investigation by the police commission found fault with the officers involved, though to different degrees. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has said that the officers acted appropriately.

Over the weekend, Ford's family held a memorial for the 25-year-old, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Cheryl Dorsey is a retired officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.  She's been closely following the developments in the Ezell Ford case and is author of the book, "The Creation of a Manifesto: Black and Blue."



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