Dozens Protest LAPD Shooting of Ezell Ford

Ezell Ford was shot and killed by police during a confrontation in South Los Angeles on Monday

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    Ezell Ford's brother leads a rally and march on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 in South Los Angeles in honor of the man fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers during a confrontation earlier in the week.

    Some three dozen sign-waving protesters rallied on Friday in front of the LAPD's Newton Station in South South Los Angeles to decry the fatal police shooting Monday of 25-year-old Ezell Ford.

    The protesters were peaceful and no arrests were reported, police said.

    "I'm hurt," said his brother, Lavell. "I don't know where my heart is right now."

    Civil Rights Leaders to Challenge Investigation Into Shooting Death

    [LA] Civil Rights Leaders to Challenge Investigation Into Shooting Death
    Los Angeles civil rights leaders have promised to challenge the LAPD investigation into the shooting death of Ezell Ford "every step of the way." Beverly White reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. from South Los Angeles Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

    The Friday march came a day after hundreds of people marched in South LA to protest the shooting.

    It also came after civil rights activists called on the LAPD to do a swift and transparent investigation into the case to ensure it is fair.

    Marchers Rally After Shooting of Mentally Challenged South LA Man

    [LA] Marchers Rally After Shooting of Mentally Challenged South LA Man
    Hundreds of protesters gathered for a march in support of Ezell Ford, a mentally challenged black man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

    The rally Thursday coincided with protests held nationally in the name of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

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