Los Angeles police shoot unarmed Black man with towel in hand, claim towel “looked like a gun”

Los Angeles cops riddled the body of an unarmed Black man with bullets on Saturday as he approached them allegedly in distress and seeking help. His hand was wrapped in a towel. Police claimed the towel “appeared to look like a gun”, so they shot him.

Los Angeles Police Shooting of Unarmed Man

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Los Angeles police shoot unarmed man who raised towel-covered hand

© David McNew, AFP | File photo of activists on December 29, 2014, looking at a mural of Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill black man, at the site where he was shot and killed by two LAPD officers in Los Angeles, California.

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Latest update : 2015-06-20

Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded an unarmed man after he raised his towel-wrapped hand at officers who thought he was brandishing a gun, a department spokeswoman said on Saturday.

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    1. This actually wasn’t Ezell Ford this article is talking about. It’s yet another man they killed who hasn’t been named yet. (The article just used Ezell Ford’s mural picture as they have no picture of the recent victim I assume).

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