Los Angeles police panel: 1 officer unjustified in death

Jun 9, 2015 8:46 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Commission has found that one officer acted within policy but the other violated it in the fatal close-range shooting of a 25-year-old black man last year.

The commission's vote Tuesday was unanimous involving both officers, finding that the senior officer was justified in the August shooting death of Ezell Ford and the other was unjustified.

The commission did not specify what the second officer did to violate policy. The panel's report with details on its findings was to be released later in the day.

In their recommendations to the commission, the police chief and the department's independent watchdog found that both officers were justified in the shooting.

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