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Los Angeles, California / Police Brutality Trial #344064

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 29, 1992
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" "(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Simi Valley, California: Ron Allen) Verdicts in the Los Angeles police brutality trial featured; public reaction noted; details given of the verdicts on each officer; scenes of the trial, excerpt of the videotape of beating of motorist Rodney King shown. [Deputy district attorney Terry WHITE - comments on the video.] [During trial, defendant sergeant Stacey KOON - says it was a controlled use of force.] [During trial, defendant officer Ted BRISENO - says it was out of control.] Independent commission reported finding a "culture of brutality" in the Los Angeles police force. Current Los Angeles police chief said soon to be replaced by the current Philadelphia police chief. Prosecutor's response to the verdicts, movement of the trial from Los Angeles to Ventura County, California, noted. Discussion held about possibility of adverse reaction in the community to the verdicts; defense in the case described.

Allen, Ron

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