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September 17, 1992 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first suspect to be tried on major riot-related arson charges has been acquitted by a federal jury after investigators acknowledged in court that they were unable to collect a full range of physical evidence because of personnel shortages and a crushing caseload.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1992 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first suspect to be tried on major riot-related arson charges has been acquitted by a federal jury after investigators acknowledged in court that they were unable to collect a full range of physical evidence because of personnel shortages and a crushing caseload.
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June 10, 1992 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the upheaval that followed the Rodney G. King verdicts, arsonists turned Los Angeles into a crazy quilt of ashen squares and rubble, wreaking more damage in three days than they typically cause here in 30 years. Since then, the flames have given way to the largest arson investigation in U. S. history, a multijurisdictional effort that so far has led to criminal charges against at least 65 suspects--some of them minors, many of them caught with Molotov cocktails.
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