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Names Of Two Officers Who Shot And Killed Ezell For Finally Released By LAPD
The names of two Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed an unarmed, mentally challenged man more than two weeks ago have been released.
Police identified 25-year-old Ezell Ford’s shooters Thursday as Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who were assigned to the Newton Division gang enforcement detail, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The release of their names follows public outrage over the Aug. 11 shooting, during which three bullets were planted in Ford’s back while he was lying on the ground, said family.
Wampler has served on the force for 12 years while Villegas has served for eight years.
Police had said that their delay in releasing the two officers’ names pended assessment into whether it could threaten their safety.
“In this particular case, it was necessary to investigate evidence brought to the department’s attention regarding potential threats to the safety of the officers and ensure that measures were taken to mitigate those threats,” the LAPD said in a statement obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
Meanwhile Ford’s autopsy report still remains hidden from public review due to a security hold placed by police.
They are also declining to say why the officers approached him while he was walking down the street.
Police have only said that he tackled an officer and tried to grab his gun.
Officers wouldn’t have to be worried about their safety if they would learn to stop shooting unarmed people.
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