CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(White House: Susan Spencer) President Bush's reaction to the violence in Los Angeles and Justice Department reaction to the verdicts in the Rodney King police beating case featured. [BUSH - says violence must be stopped.] [Representative Maxine WATERS - calls for Justice Department prosecution in the case.] [Attorney General William BARR - talks about investigation with regard to intentional use of excessive force in violation of civil rights laws; adds that yesterday's verdicts are not the end of the process.] Historical footage shown of the bodies of civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi in 1964; number of federal prosecutions of police brutality cases since 1988 noted. Bush reported asking Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan to convene a meeting of community leaders tomorrow to explore ways to diffuse the situation.
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