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April 26, 2010 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of people turned out Monday to pay final respects to former Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, whose casket was on display in an auditorium at the department's downtown headquarters. The iconic, controversial chief, who led the LAPD for 14 years ending in 1992, died this month after a short battle with cancer. He was 83. A white hearse ferrying Gates' wooden casket arrived at the LAPD's auditorium in the morning hours, escorted by a phalanx of motorcycle officers.
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April 25, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman docu-play "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" is among the most durable artworks to emerge from the ashes of L.A.'s 1992 riots. Based on hours of interviews with about 300 people, the prismatic show was a tour de force in which Smith originally played more than 40 different characters, including then-Police Chief Daryl Gates, truck driver Reginald Denny, a former L.A. gang member and a Korean woman. "Twilight's" shifting points of view created moving and insightful multiple perspectives on one of the worst urban disasters in U.S. history.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2006
June 28, 1992: After 14 often tumultuous years, Daryl Francis Gates retired from his job as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. He left, The Times said, "as he always vowed he would: with his head defiantly held high." "The chief has shepherded his beloved department -- 'the finest in the world,' he likes to say -- through good times and bad," the newspaper said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2011
Aug. 30, 1926: Daryl Francis Gates is born in Glendale. 1949: Gates joins LAPD. 1950: Graduates from USC with bachelor's degree in public administration. 1950: Chosen to be the driver for then-Police Chief William H. Parker. 1955: Promoted to sergeant. 1959: Promoted to lieutenant. 1963: Promoted to captain. 1965: Promoted to commander. 1968: Promoted to deputy chief. 1969: Promoted to assistant chief.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1991
The Los Angeles Police Department deserves respect and support. It has fought hard against internal corruption, served as a virtual laboratory for testing many policing innovations and struggled, often courageously, against an increasing crime rate even though it has fewer officers per population density than most other major departments. It is a proud force that takes its job seriously. Under Chief Daryl F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1991
The Los Angeles Police Commission is scheduled to hold a special session on Thursday in response to the videotaped police beating of Rodney King. Among the many urgent issues the commission must address is the job Chief Daryl Gates is doing--or not doing. Here are some of the questions the Police Commission must ask: 1. Is there a pattern of harsh and unequal treatment directed at minorities in Los Angeles?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH and CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A decades-old debate over the hiring and treatment of homosexual police officers has erupted behind closed doors in the Los Angeles City Council, pitting Police Chief Daryl F. Gates and his allies on the council against a bloc of council members who want to settle a historic gay-rights lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1991
It has become clear that Lomax has been ensnared by her own lies. It also has become clear that Lomax has a biased judgment toward Chief Daryl Gates. She has lost her credibility, and as a result become an ineffective commission member. She has no other recourse but to turn in her resignation. JORGE F. TORRES, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1992
If Chief Daryl Gates does not know the difference between excessive force and not enough force, he has the judgment of a 5-year-old. He should be tried for gross criminal negligence. LIZ FERNANDEZ Rancho Santa Margarita
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman docu-play "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" is among the most durable artworks to emerge from the ashes of L.A.'s 1992 riots. Based on hours of interviews with about 300 people, the prismatic show was a tour de force in which Smith originally played more than 40 different characters, including then-Police Chief Daryl Gates, truck driver Reginald Denny, a former L.A. gang member and a Korean woman. "Twilight's" shifting points of view created moving and insightful multiple perspectives on one of the worst urban disasters in U.S. history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2010 | By Joel Rubin and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Thousands turned out Tuesday to mourn Daryl F. Gates, the venerated and controversial chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, who was remembered for the huge imprint he left on the LAPD and a fierce devotion to his officers even in the face of harsh criticism. "Daryl was the Los Angeles Police Department," said current LAPD Chief Charlie Beck during a memorial service at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown L.A. "The Los Angeles Police Department was Daryl Gates."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2010 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of people turned out Monday to pay final respects to former Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, whose casket was on display in an auditorium at the department's downtown headquarters. The iconic, controversial chief, who led the LAPD for 14 years ending in 1992, died this month after a short battle with cancer. He was 83. A white hearse ferrying Gates' wooden casket arrived at the LAPD's auditorium in the morning hours, escorted by a phalanx of motorcycle officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2010 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein
Daryl F. Gates, whose controversial tenure heading the Los Angeles Police Department continues to make him a polarizing figure 18 years after his retirement, is ill with a "very serious malady," Police Chief Charlie Beck announced Tuesday. Beck did not disclose the nature of the illness, but officials with knowledge of the former chief's condition said the 83-year-old Gates has been in an Orange County hospital with bladder cancer that has spread to the bones near his hip. Gates has been receiving radiation treatments, and his doctors want him to start chemotherapy for a tumor in his bladder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
Melanie E. Lomax, a longtime civil rights lawyer and former head of the Los Angeles Police Commission, was killed late Sunday in a single-car accident near her Hollywood Hills home, police said Monday. Lomax, 56, was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was taken by paramedics after the 2005 Jaguar she was driving rolled down her driveway and tumbled 20 feet down a steep embankment. Police sources said Lomax may have had a heart attack.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2006
June 28, 1992: After 14 often tumultuous years, Daryl Francis Gates retired from his job as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. He left, The Times said, "as he always vowed he would: with his head defiantly held high." "The chief has shepherded his beloved department -- 'the finest in the world,' he likes to say -- through good times and bad," the newspaper said.
OPINION
September 10, 2005
Re "Betrayal, not bullets, is what cops fear," Current, Sept. 4 My heart goes out to Jack Dunphy. Imagine, you can lose your job just because you beat a suspect with your flashlight while he is being held down by several other officers. Dunphy's next example is especially egregious. An officer who is off to the side of a car that is backing into an unoccupied police car in the heat of the moment fires into the car, killing the 13-year-old driver. This officer should be decorated for taking a felon off the streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1991
If, when considering the pros and con of Chief Daryl Gates' ability to run the LAPD, one concludes he is responsible for the actions of his officers, then reading the FBI's 1990 list of overall crime in 42 major U.S. cities (Aug. 11) showing Los Angeles in 36th place with only six smaller cities having less per capita crime, does it not follow that Gates must have been doing a great number of things right? ROBERT E. LEITER Fullerton
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1992
Your pallid article on the deployment of Los Angeles Police Department officers (Jan. 19) was just another irksome story in police-bashing. Ted Rohrlich conveniently failed to mention what even the Christopher Commission discovered, that the out of the five major cities in the U.S., the LAPD has the fewest officers per citizens it serves, yet makes the most arrests per officer. Now that was accomplished through the quality leadership of Chief Daryl Gates. JORGE F. TORRES Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2000
Re "Blame Parks for Rampart Scandal," by Stephen Yagman, Commentary, April 12: LAPD Chief Bernard Parks is responsible for the public's faith in the department. After the Christopher Commission report, LAPD senior lead officers in their community liaison positions were there to help with the healing process. Senior leads brought us together, helped return our faith in the department and gave us familiarity, continuity and trust. Since communities have lost touch with their senior leads, we've been thrown back 20 years to cops on one side and citizens on the other.
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