- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chief Charlie Beck and other Los Angeles officials met with residents and activists concerned about the police shooting of an unarmed black man.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1odfVDG) more than 200 people often interrupted Beck Tuesday night at a South LA church as he tried to address concerns surrounding the investigation into the death of 25-year-old Ezell Ford.

Officials emphasized that the probe was only a week old, saying that officials had not yet gathered all the facts.

The chief said earlier Tuesday that autopsy information would be withheld until investigators can finish interviewing witnesses.

A family member told the Times that Ford had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.

The Aug. 11 shooting has sparked a few peaceful protests - including one on Sunday involving several hundred activists and black community members.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com

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