L.A. County District Attorney Target of Recall Effort After Not Filing Charges in Ezell Ford KillingMonique Judge1/26/17 8:18pmFiled to: NewsLos Angeles District Attorney Jackie LaceyLA District Attorney recall effortJackie LaceyEzell Ford53EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkJason Merritt/Getty ImagesCivil rights activists announced Monday that they will begin a recall effort against Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey after she failed to bring charges against the two police officers responsible for the shooting death of Ezell Ford. AdvertisementThe Los Angeles Times reports that author and activist Earl Ofari Hutchinson said at a Los Angeles news conference: “This is a last-ditch measure. Ezell Ford was not the only one. That was the tipping point, but you have a pattern here.”Ford, 25, was killed by police officers who stopped him as he was walking to his South L.A. home in August 2014, just days after Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and his death became part of the national conversation on policing in black and Latino neighborhoods. AdvertisementLacey announced Tuesday that the officers would not be facing charges and released a 28-page report outlining the findings of her office’s investigation, which said that the officers acted appropriately and in self-defense after Ford allegedly tried to grab one of the officers’ guns. Hutchinson, several clergymen and other activists gathered at the Los Angeles headquarters of the National Action Network for the news event Wednesday and acknowledged that launching a successful recall was a “gigantic task” but not unprecedented.They cited Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger as an example. The former bodybuilder and movie star was elected governor of California during the historic 2003 recall election that saw Democratic Gov. Gray Davis get ousted following a wave of anti-government sentiment.SponsoredLacey was elected to a second term as district attorney after running unopposed last year, the first time in 60 years that a top prosecutor had gone unchallenged. According to the Times, when asked about the proposed recall, she said in a statement that she understands the community’s frustration.“However, as district attorney, I took an oath to follow the law. The physical evidence and the law support my decision in this case,” Lacey said.AdvertisementLacey faced criticism from civil rights activists and Ford’s family after taking more than two years to announce her decision in the case.As previously reported on The Root, the report published Tuesday outlined the events of the night of Aug. 11, 2014, that led to Ford’s death.