Price Issues Statement Following the LAPD Police Commission’s Findings on Death of Ezell Ford

 

Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr. issued the following statement Tuesday following the LAPD Police Commission’s Findings on the Investigation of the Death of Ezell Ford:

“Los Angeles has come a long way over the last few decades, and good work has gone into making our police system more transparent, efficient and fair. The investigative process that we have seen unfold over the course of 10 months, culminating today, is an example of those reforms in action.The Ezell Ford case though, and other incidents involving use of police force in our City and across the country, let us know that we still have more work to do before we can truly heal and develop the kind of trust we need between the police and our community. Critical to this process is ensuring that people are held accountable for their actions when policies are not followed, and that we have the courage and will to change policies when they no longer serve the best interest of our residents.I applaud the Police Commission for the tremendous amount of volunteer hours they have devoted to this investigation. Now we owe it to the Ford family and our entire community, to act with urgency in responding to the commission’s findings. Beyond that, we should use this as an opportunity to continue developing programs to bridge the gap between law enforcement and our communities of color. The future of our City depends on it.” 

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