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  • LA Police Refuse to Release Information on In-Custody Deaths, Community Pushes Back

    By Bethania Palma Markus, Truthout | Report

    Demonstrators rally in South Los Angeles to protest the death of Ezell Ford, an unarmed black man fatally shot by a police officer, August 21, 2014. The incident had much in common with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo: Monica Almeida / The New York Times)Demonstrators rally in South Los Angeles to protest the death of Ezell Ford, an unarmed black man fatally shot by a police officer, August 21, 2014. The incident had much in common with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo: Monica Almeida / The New York Times)

    Many questions remain as the LAPD refuses to release autopsy reports and the names of officers involved in the shooting death of unarmed black man Ezell Ford and beating death of Omar Abrego in South Central. Frustration grows in a community already mistrustful of police.

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