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Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP obtains nearly one million dollars for family of man who died after police officers arrested him The city of Los Angeles will pay nearly $1 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of Omar Abrego, who died after a confrontation in South L.A. with police officers trying to arrest him. Omar Abrego’s death was one of two in August 2014 that drew outrage from activists protesting killings by police. Abrego died about a week before Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man, was fatally shot by officers just a few blocks from where Abrego was taken into custody.Read More →

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LAPD to pay $1.5M settlement for killing unarmed mentally ill black man The Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.5 million payout Wednesday to settle the 2014 police killing of Ezell Ford, an unarmed, mentally ill black man. The underlying pact was reached with Ford’s parents Edsell and Tritobia Ford last October but wasn’t official until the council voted 10-2 to ratify it. “They’re happy this is behind them so can move on with their lives, but this was never about money,” Ford family lawyer Boris Treyzon told the Daily News. “This is not what she was looking for,” he said, referring to Ford’s momRead More →

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$1.5M Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Ezell Ford LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.5 million payment Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed by the parents of Ezell Ford over his fatal shooting by police three years ago. The announcement comes just weeks after the district attorney’s office declined to press any charges against the officers, Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who shot Ford on the evening of Aug. 11, 2014. In January, the district attorney’s justice system integrity division concluded that Wampler and Villegas “acted lawfully in self-defense and in defense of others” when theyRead More →

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L.A. City Council approves $1.5-million settlement in police killing of Ezell Ford The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Ezell Ford, whose 2014 killing by LAPD officers became a local touchstone in the national outcry over police shootings. The 10-2 vote approving the settlement comes two weeks after L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announced she would not criminally charge the two officers who shot Ford during a scuffle in his South L.A. neighborhood. It also adds to the growing financial fallout from deadly LAPD shootings. In December, the city agreed toRead More →

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FAMILY OF WOMAN KILLED BY TORRANCE POLICE DEMANDS ANSWERS TORRANCE, Calif. (KABC) — A family questioned why Torrance police officers killed Michelle Lee Shirley, a young woman studying for the state bar exam who was shot after a short pursuit. Michelle Lee Shirley was shot and killed by officers on Oct. 31. Her family said police still hadn’t answered their questions and they don’t know what lead up to the use of deadly force. “We don’t know anything. We’re asking for help. We want to know from you what happened,” family member Evelyn Williams said. At the time of the shooting, investigators said Michelle LeeRead More →

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Grief-stricken family demands answers after Torrance police fatally shoot woman Ronnie Shirley can’t wrap his head around the many questions he has about the death of his 39-year-old daughter, who was shot and killed by Torrance police last month. He struggles to understand why three Torrance police officers shot at his daughter, Michelle Lee Shirley, as she was driving in the city on the afternoon of Oct. 31. It was clear, he said, she had been in some type of accident before the shooting because her car was damaged and she was probably in distress. Torrance police said they did what they had to doRead More →