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Community Activists To Gather In LA To Seek Justice, Autopsy Results For Ezell Ford

LOS ANGELES ( — Civil rights leaders are expected to gather Sunday afternoon to seek justice and urge the release of autopsy results for a 25-year-old man who was shot by police in August.

According to Earl Ofari Hutchinson, President of the Los Angeles Urban Roundtable, the conference will begin around 1:00 p.m., on the corner of 65th Street and Broadway, where Ezell Ford was fatally shot.

Ford, whose family says he was a mentally challenged and unarmed black man, was fatally shot in a front yard by two officers.

The LAPD claims Ford struggled with the officers and reached for one of their weapons when the shooting occurred.

"We will again make clear at the 'Justice for Ford Stand In' that we want a fair, objective, and transparent autopsy report that will determine whether the officers used reckless deadly force in killing Ford," said Hutchinson. " We will also demand the prosecution of the officers if this is the case."

Community activists who have grown impatient participated in several protests against the LAPD, who issued an administrative hold on Ford's autopsy.

Police argued that they wanted witnesses to come forward before results were released.

Earlier this month, Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck reiterated their promise to release the autopsy report before the end of 2014.

The LAPD has not yet announced what day the results will be publicly released.

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