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Furor Over Police Beating

March 31, 1991

One of the most spineless public bodies in our area has to be members of the Los Angeles City Council, particularly for their reaction or non-reaction to police brutality and racism.

They certainly had to know that this situation existed because they had to approve payments to persons who had sued the Police Department.

You would think they would inquire more from Chief Daryl Gates every time they had to pay millions of dollars of taxpayers' money, but they rarely did.

I do know that the black and Latino communities are sick and tired of all this and they await quick answers from top city authorities starting with Mayor Tom Bradley and the backboneless City Council.

JOHN F. MENDEZ, Los Angeles

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