Originally Published on BET.com.
Leon Ford Jr. is in the fight for what’s left of his freedom.
The 21-year-old’s life changed forever after he was shot five times by Pittsburgh police during a traffic stop the night of Nov. 11, 2012. The incident left him paralyzed, taking away his ability to walk. To add to his injury, Ford is facing at least 20 years in prison for charges that include aggravated assault, reckless endangerment to police enforcement and resisting arrest.
“It’s just so frustrating to see. I really cannot believe I’m being charged because I didn’t do anything wrong,” Ford told BET.com.
Ford had a court hearing scheduled for May 5, but it is expected to be pushed back to June or July, according to his attorney, Fred Rabner.
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