Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr. issued the following statement Friday following the shooting of resident Ezell Ford:
“As I have expressed to the Ford family personally, my deepest condolences go out to them for their heartbreaking loss. Since learning of this incident, I have been in constant communication with LAPD leadership. I am calling for a thorough investigation of this incident and others that have emerged in recent days. We must act with urgency and transparency so that we can bring answers to the affected families and our residents, as well as peace to our community.
My staff and I have also been communicating with community members and I fully support their efforts to voice their concerns and exercise their right to peacefully protest. I encourage everyone to promote the tolerance we want to see in our city.
My office is working with city officials and law enforcement to host a community meeting next Tuesday where we hope to get more information and give everyone a safe space to voice concerns.”