Ezell Ford was a 25-year-old man with psychiatric disabilities. On August 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, he decided to take a walk. Some police officers spotted him and thought he was carrying drugs. There are conflicting accounts of what happened. According to the police, Ford did respond to their orders and attacked them. But eyewitnesses say he was complying with officer orders when he was shot multiple times. It was later found that Ford had no drugs in his possession. None of the officers faced criminal charges for the shooting. The City of Los Angeles settled a lawsuit with Ford’s family for $1.5 million in October 2016.
Walwyn Jackson (Queens, NY: 2012) was a 26-year old man with a 2-week young son. He was suffering from depression as a result of his…