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Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon. The problems began in the late 1990s when French officials gave him a passport under what turned out to be a stolen name. He came to the U. S. , robbed a bank and then was convicted and imprisoned U...

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