CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 20, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Ron Allen) Public statements from Los Angeles police officers Laurence Powell and sergeant Stacey Koon, accused in the beating of motorist Rodney King, featured; excerpt shown of Koons beating a Latino man in Los Angeles police department training video. [On Saturday, KOON - explains how police rationalize violence.] [Latino advocate Roberto LONGORIA - responds to Koon's comment that he has become a legend for beating a Latino.] Powell's plea for racial harmony in a newspaper letter quoted; courtroom scenes shown of him and his Hispanic girlfriend. Excerpt shown of commercial for California Amendment F, which would give the public more control over the police. [Amendment F proponent Warren CHRISTOPHER - comments on commercials.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Attorney General William Barr's defense of the United States system of justice before a House committee quoted.