Ezell Ford’s Parents Settle Lawsuit With Los Angeles Over Fatal LAPD Shooting, Court Papers Show

A framed portrait of Ezell Ford is seen at his funeral in South Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

A framed portrait of Ezell Ford is seen at his funeral in South Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The parents of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers in 2014, have settled their wrongful death and state civil rights lawsuit with the city of L.A., according to court papers.

Attorneys for Ford’s parents and the city reached the tentative settlement Oct. 21, according to an order filed by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rita Miller. The terms of the agreement were not publicly disclosed, according to court papers.

Boris Treyzon, one of the attorneys representing the Ford family, said the settlement was not finalized and needed approval by the City Council.

“Without their approval, there is no settlement,” Treyzon said.

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