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Los Angeles, California / Police / Commission Report #339642

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 09, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Jerry Bowen) Police commission's critical report on the Los Angeles police department examined. [Independent commission chairman Warren CHRISTOPHER - asks that police chief Daryl Gates step down.] [GATES - responds.] March 3 videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King shown. Commission's findings of police misuse of force and of racism detailed. [State senator Diane WATSON, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Ramona RIPSTON - criticize Gates.] Commission's recommendations outlined. [GATES - backs his police officers.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Live interview held with Christopher. [CHRISTOPHER - says the commission decided that now was the time for transition in leadership; mentions the racist comments on patrol car transmissions.]

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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