The Los Angeles Police Department has been under fire for delaying the autopsy results for Ford. They are also missing footage from dash and lapel cameras and have refused to name the killers of Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego, two unarmed men both murdered in a nine day span in Los Angeles.
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) August 17, 2014
— Anarchy Now! (@acsacollective) August 18, 2014
Cannick was named one of ESSENCE Magazine’s 25 Women Shaping the World and one of the Most Influential African-Americans in Los Angeles Under 40, she has won many awards for her work as a social commentator, co-founded of the the National Black Justice Coalition, produced television projects and films, and currently works in political communications as media counsel.
This is not Cannick’s first time making waves at LAPD, she has previously released recordings of LAPD detective Frank Lyga, who fatally shot a fellow officer during a traffic dispute (both undercover and neither knew the other was a cop) making racially charged comments about shooting black men as well as vulgar comments about Capt. Lillian Carranza causing her to sue for slander and Lyga to be relieved of duties in June of this year.
Chief Beck has also had to issue extremely angry statements after Cannick released information reporting on inappropriate influence in two cases involving his daughter and other internal LAPD matters.
In her blog posted to twitter around 11:30pm, Wednesday Night, titled “Ezell Ford: I Don’t Know But I’ve Been Told…The Names“, she names Sharlton K. Wampler (Serial No. 36135) and Joseph Vigueras (Serial No. 31537) as the alleged murderers.
“I approached Captain Ed Prokop of Newton Division and privately told him that I had information on who the cops were that killed Ezell Ford and that tonight I was going to reveal the names of the officers allegedly involved. I don’t think he believed me until I saw the expression on his face when I told him the names.” Cannick wrote.
According to Vigueras linked-in profile he has worked at LAPD Rampart Division, the Special Forces, as well as the National Guard.
- Battalion Operations Officer at 304th Information Operations Battalion
- Newton Area Adjutant at LAPD
- Company Commander at A Company 304th Information Operations Battalion
- Patrol Adjutant at LAPD Newton Division
- Officer in Charge, Rampart Division Parolee Compliance Unit (PCU) at LAPD
- Officer in Charge, Rampart Division, Gang Enforcement Detail Sergeant at LAPD
- Patrol Sergeant at LAPD
- Professional Standards Bureau (Internal Affairs) at LAPD
- Patrol Sergeant at LAPD
- Police Officer III (Field Training Officer) at LAPD
- Commissioned Officer at United States Army Reserve & National Guard
- Police Officer II at LAPD
- Police Officer I at LAPD
- Recruit at LAPD Academy
- Special Forces Enlisted at US Army
Wampler was harder to find information on as his information has obviously been scrubbed from the internet. He was however named in a 2009 civil rights lawsuit where he was accused of unlawful and warrantless searches of persons and property, intimidation, assaults, threats, beatings, drowning, torture and humiliation.
— OLAASM (@OLAASM) August 28, 2014
At this time, Plaintiffs MANUEL HERNANDEZ and MARIA DE JESUSHERNANDEZ, Plaintiff DANIEL HERNANDEZ’s father and mother, came forward in anon-threatenting manner pleading and begging the SCENE DEFENDANTS to notdrown their son and to allow him to breath. The SCENE DEFENDANTS pushed·andshoved both Plaintiffs MANUEL HERNANDEZ and MARIA DE JESUS HERNANDEZinto the house telling Plaintiffs MANUEL HERNANDEZ and MARIA DE JESUSHERNANDEZ that they are “the police” and would do “whatever they wanted” toPlaintiff DANIEL HERNANDEZ, and threatened Plaintiffs MANUEL HERNANDEZ andMARIA DE JESUS HERNANDEZ by saying: “It will go better for him [Plaintiff DANIELHERNANDEZ] if you remain quiet because. We will do what we need to. You are notgoing to call or tell anybody. No one is going to believe you anyway.”
We still need the names of Omar Abrego’s murderers. If there are any “good cops” in LAPD, we urge you to leak the names. Show us that you have even just one ounce of humanity in you.
Ezell Ford’s funeral is this Saturday and his family cannot afford this tragic and unexpected expense. If Darren Wilson, murderer of Mike Brown, can raise a half a million dollars and we can’t help a family bury their son who was murdered, what does that say about this country? Please help give Ezell a proper funeral by donating here.
— Joe Macaré (@joemacare) August 20, 2014