Los Angeles Police Department officers allegedly beat a man to death little more than a week before their fatal shooting of Ezell Ford, KTLA is reporting. An officer broke his hand during the incident, Cmdr. Andrew Smith, an LAPD spokesman, told the local TV station.
Roughly four blocks from where Ford was later shot and killed, Omar Abrego pulled over outside his home and was beaten, still wearing his Amtrak uniform, on Aug. 2. A preliminary coroner’s report suggested that Abrego, who had been driving erratically, was on cocaine.
According to a statement from the LAPD, the altercation occurred when Abrego “attempted to flee.” The statement continued, “The suspect sustained a laceration and a rescue ambulance was requested. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he failed to respond to treatment and was pronounced dead around 5:10 a.m.”
The Los Angeles Times reported that Abrego “suffered a severe concussion and multiple facial and body contusions.”
The death is being investigated by the police department, which noted that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office would also conduct “a comprehensive review.”
Civil rights leaders met Thursday with LAPD officials over the killing of Ford, a mentally challenged, unarmed black man.
An eyewitness to Ford’s death told HuffPost that an officer shouted “shoot him” before three shots rang out.
Pine Lawn Police were involved in a pursuit after a vehicle fled from state troopers in the Ferguson area Friday morning.
Four White guys with multiple weapons were taken into custody. Not shot and kill and left out on the road. They were arrested and given due process. They’re names aren’t leaked. We’re not seeing invasions into their facebooks for impeding trials. We’re not even seeing mug shots. We don’t know if they’re anarchist, klan or anything at all. We just know they left the scene of a armed chase alive.
This is the difference and the outrage.
they always show us the truth with their actions
HM AND THEYRE STILL ALIVE TO TELL THE TALE. Interesting.
Ok so I’m at a sushi restaurant and I decided to sit outside because I live in the fucking Midwest and therefore cherish every moment of heat and sunshine before winter comes. Anyway I told the host guy I wanted to sit outside and he was like ok and showed he to my seat. On the way outside I heard this woman tell her friend “she shouldn’t sit outside she’ll turn dark” UM HELLO, I AM LIGHT! I was born that way the sun ain’t gonna do nothing but make my skin shinny. If you’re light you’re still gonna be light, if you’re dark you’re still gonna be dark.
Just when you think Taylor Swift can’t possibly be more annoying….
….i don’t want to live on this fucking planet anymore.
She hopped on the wagon too huh
What the fuck is this! Ya’ll I already didn’t like this bitch because of that T-swizzle shit she did when she tried to rap but seriously fuck her.
a man couldn’t get a woman to touch his dick, so he shot people, like, that’s an actual thing that has occurred in the year 2014. we can put people on the moon, but we can’t teach boys that they aren’t entitled to a woman’s body.
& this is why I don’t mind the fact that my people are going hard out here for Mike Brown. ‘Cause of bullshit like this! They ain’t bout to pull out no tear gas or tanks on them. They ain’t bout to paint them as savages. That’s why I say fuck ‘em! My people need to keep going & be heard ‘til NO ONE can ignore them! Cause evil lurks.
How does this have only 7 notes? Whats going on in Ferguson is only getting deeper! They called in the National Guard. Meanwhile it seems conspicuous quiet on social media about it.
The “Shame on the media quit the bias” sign actually made me scream out loud. White people really have no shame.
Like quit what bias??? WHAT BIAS?
J.Cole… one of the realest rappers in the game paying tribute to Mike Brown.
Shout out to Jermaine. He actually stays supporting various causes so this is something I’ve come to expect from him.