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January 15, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday led about 20 angry residents of the Imperial Courts housing project to the Los Angeles Police Commission, where they accused police of continually harassing and abusing tenants in the sprawling complex. "Please call off the dogs," the Los Angeles Democrat told commission members. "Keep them from abusing the people." Waters and the residents alleged that, since the Nov.
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June 24, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man at the Imperial Courts housing project last year--a killing that prompted intense protests from some tenants about police harassment--fired in self-defense and will not face criminal charges, the Los Angeles County district attorney has concluded.
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February 25, 1992 | STEPAHNIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men arrested in connection with the fatal police shooting of Henry Peco at a Watts housing project last year pleaded guilty Monday to separate charges of attempted murder and hiding the rifle that Peco allegedly fired at a group of officers. Marlon Kirkwood, 21, admitted in Los Angeles Municipal Court that he was with Peco at the Imperial Courts housing project in November and saw Peco shoot a rifle several times into a group of people.
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March 17, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Watts man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for firing a gunshot into a group at the Imperial Courts housing project during a confrontation between Los Angeles police and an unruly crowd that left one man dead. Marlon I. Kirkwood, 21, pleaded guilty last month to firing one shot from a .38-caliber revolver during a gun battle between Henry Peco and police after officers were called to the Watts housing project during a power outage.
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January 5, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the fiercely windy Friday evening after Thanksgiving, police responded to reports of gunfire at the Imperial Courts housing project moments after it was plunged into darkness by a power blackout. They were confronted by three gunmen who opened fire from a dark courtyard in the heart of the sprawling cinder-block project on Imperial Highway in South Los Angeles, officers said. Amid the roar of gunfire, Henry Peco was shot by police five times, once between the eyes.
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December 18, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday joined those calling for an independent investigation of the fatal police shooting of a man during a power blackout at a Watts housing project. "The people there are angry, upset and frightened," the Los Angeles Democrat told members of the city Police Commission at their weekly meeting. "We're on the verge of a holocaust in Los Angeles," she said. "You need to see what you can do."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Watts man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for firing a gunshot into a group at the Imperial Courts housing project during a confrontation between Los Angeles police and an unruly crowd that left one man dead. Marlon I. Kirkwood, 21, pleaded guilty last month to firing one shot from a .38-caliber revolver during a gun battle between Henry Peco and police after officers were called to the Watts housing project during a power outage.
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June 24, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man at the Imperial Courts housing project last year--a killing that prompted intense protests from some tenants about police harassment--fired in self-defense and will not face criminal charges, the Los Angeles County district attorney has concluded.
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February 24, 1992 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Carl Washington, a minister from Watts, made the 45-mile trip to Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in San Dimas early Sunday, eager to meet the press. Washington, who emerged as a community leader after Los Angeles police officers shot 29-year-old Henry Peco at the Imperial Courts housing project last year, had called a morning news conference to kick off a 30-city tour--designed, he said, to share the lessons of how to deal with police misconduct, lessons learned since Peco's death.
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February 1, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI is investigating whether Los Angeles police violated the civil rights of Henry Peco, who was fatally shot by officers at a Watts housing project after allegedly firing an assault rifle at them. "This is a preliminary criminal investigation into possible civil rights violations," Karen Gardner, an FBI spokeswoman in Los Angeles, said Friday. "We investigate any and all complaints that are referred to our office."
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February 25, 1992 | STEPAHNIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men arrested in connection with the fatal police shooting of Henry Peco at a Watts housing project last year pleaded guilty Monday to separate charges of attempted murder and hiding the rifle that Peco allegedly fired at a group of officers. Marlon Kirkwood, 21, admitted in Los Angeles Municipal Court that he was with Peco at the Imperial Courts housing project in November and saw Peco shoot a rifle several times into a group of people.
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February 24, 1992 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Carl Washington, a minister from Watts, made the 45-mile trip to Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in San Dimas early Sunday, eager to meet the press. Washington, who emerged as a community leader after Los Angeles police officers shot 29-year-old Henry Peco at the Imperial Courts housing project last year, had called a morning news conference to kick off a 30-city tour--designed, he said, to share the lessons of how to deal with police misconduct, lessons learned since Peco's death.
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February 1, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI is investigating whether Los Angeles police violated the civil rights of Henry Peco, who was fatally shot by officers at a Watts housing project after allegedly firing an assault rifle at them. "This is a preliminary criminal investigation into possible civil rights violations," Karen Gardner, an FBI spokeswoman in Los Angeles, said Friday. "We investigate any and all complaints that are referred to our office."
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January 17, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an emotional Thursday afternoon rally, the Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared before cheering tenants of the Imperial Courts housing project urging them to "stand together" in their campaign for police reforms. "We are not going to let the police kill us and we are not going to kill each other," Jackson told hundreds of residents gathered at an outdoor rally aimed at empowering a fledgling tenant organization and boosting its drive for more sensitive law enforcement.
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January 15, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday led about 20 angry residents of the Imperial Courts housing project to the Los Angeles Police Commission, where they accused police of continually harassing and abusing tenants in the sprawling complex. "Please call off the dogs," the Los Angeles Democrat told commission members. "Keep them from abusing the people." Waters and the residents alleged that, since the Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the fiercely windy Friday evening after Thanksgiving, police responded to reports of gunfire at the Imperial Courts housing project moments after it was plunged into darkness by a power blackout. They were confronted by three gunmen who opened fire from a dark courtyard in the heart of the sprawling cinder-block project on Imperial Highway in South Los Angeles, officers said. Amid the roar of gunfire, Henry Peco was shot by police five times, once between the eyes.
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December 13, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to dispel rumors surrounding a recent police shooting, Police Chief Daryl F. Gates on Thursday provided an unusually detailed account of the death of a man who allegedly fired at officers during a power blackout in a Watts housing project. The shooting death of 28-year-old Henry Peco in the Imperial Courts housing project on Nov. 29 sparked a tense situation as more than 100 angry residents poured into the streets complaining that the incident was unwarranted.
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December 31, 1991 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police officers swept through the troubled Imperial Courts housing project early Monday, making scores of arrests in what they said was an effort to cut down on the number of residents who celebrate the new year by shooting guns into the air. The action, however, enraged many residents of the Watts housing project, where tensions have been high since officers shot and killed 29-year-old Henry Peco last month during a power blackout.
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January 1, 1992 | ANDREA FORD and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) toured the Imperial Courts housing project Tuesday, pledging support to residents angered by a police sweep the day before that resulted in 44 arrests. Waters, City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and several community activists deplored the sweep as ill-timed, coming just a month after the controversial shooting by Los Angeles police of a 27-year-old resident of the project, Henry Peco. Peco was shot during a power blackout.
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December 31, 1991 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police officers swept through the troubled Imperial Courts housing project early Monday, making scores of arrests in what they said was an effort to cut down on the number of residents who celebrate the new year by shooting guns into the air. The action, however, enraged many residents of the Watts housing project, where tensions have been high since officers shot and killed 29-year-old Henry Peco last month during a power blackout.
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