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July 11, 1992 | JOHN MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his eulogy in front of an emotional gathering at Little Zion Church in Compton, Pastor W. Jerome Fisher struggled to find some meaning in what he called the "senseless" police shooting of tow truck driver John L. Daniels. The pastor said Daniels had some run-ins with the law, but that was no reason for him to die at the hands of the police. "John had his ups and downs," he said. "I'm not concerned about his record; his record does not give them the right to kill. . . .
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January 24, 1995 | PAUL FELDMAN and JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For the second time in less than four months, a deadlocked jury has resulted in a Los Angeles judge declaring a mistrial in the controversial 1992 case of a police officer who killed the unarmed driver of an unregistered tow truck in Southwest Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Charles Horan on Monday dismissed a jury that had deliberated for more than three days after panelists reported they could not reach a unanimous verdict on whether Officer Douglas J.
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January 24, 1995 | PAUL FELDMAN and JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For the second time in less than four months, a deadlocked jury has resulted in a Los Angeles judge declaring a mistrial in the controversial 1992 case of a police officer who killed the unarmed driver of an unregistered tow truck in Southwest Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Charles Horan on Monday dismissed a jury that had deliberated for more than three days after panelists reported they could not reach a unanimous verdict on whether Officer Douglas J.
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July 11, 1992 | JOHN MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his eulogy in front of an emotional gathering at Little Zion Church in Compton, Pastor W. Jerome Fisher struggled to find some meaning in what he called the "senseless" police shooting of tow truck driver John L. Daniels. The pastor said Daniels had some run-ins with the law, but that was no reason for him to die at the hands of the police. "John had his ups and downs," he said. "I'm not concerned about his record; his record does not give them the right to kill. . . .
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September 10, 1994
Jury selection began Friday in the trial of a Los Angeles police officer charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed tow truck driver. Opening statements in the trial of Douglas J. Iversen are expected to get under way next week, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Hank Goldberg. Iversen, 45, maintains that he saved lives when he shot John L. Daniels at a service station on Crenshaw Boulevard and Florence Avenue on July 1, 1992.
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August 13, 1992
A South Los Angeles tow-truck driver who was killed last month during a confrontation with city police died of a single gunshot wound to his chest, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday. The bullet entered the upper left arm of 36-year-old John L. Daniels Jr. and crossed his torso, causing fatal damage to several organs along the way, the report says.
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December 8, 1985
A 58-year-old man was killed in a gun battle with police on a South Los Angeles street. John L. Daniels died from multiple gunshot wounds in the shoot-out with two officers about 2:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of 42nd Street, Lt. Charles Higbie said. Officers Andrew Thedford, 40, and Allan Seeget, 27, responded to a report of a man with a gun and as they drove up, Daniels stepped into the street and approached their patrol car, Higbie said.
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August 25, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A police officer accused of murder in the 1992 shooting of an unarmed tow truck driver at a South-Central Los Angeles gas station pleaded not guilty Tuesday and posted six pieces of property to cover his $235,000 bail. Officer Douglas Iverson, 43, was formally charged two months ago in the death of 36-year-old John L. Daniels Jr., but Municipal Court Commissioner John Ladner had allowed him to remain free while he raised $250,000 bail.
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November 7, 1992 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a tow truck driver who was killed during a police shooting in July filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, alleging that the Los Angeles police officer who fired the shots was inspired by "malice and racial animus." The lawsuit alleges that John L. Daniels' civil rights were violated when he was shot and killed July 1 by motorcycle Officer Douglas Iversen at a gas station at Florence Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard.
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March 16, 1995
Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams has fired Officer Douglas J. Iversen, who was found to have violated department policy in fatally shooting an unarmed tow truck driver in 1992. Williams' wise decision came after the Board of Rights, made up of three police captains--veteran officers who are not in the business of railroading good cops--recommended that Iversen be fired. And how does the police union react?
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March 16, 1995
The Los Angeles Police Protective League's decision this week to finance Officer Douglas J. Iversen's civil court appeal of his firing was met with sharp negative reaction from the head of an association of African American police officers. Sgt. Leonard Ross, president of the Oscar Joel Bryant Foundation, said Police Chief Willie L. Williams "made the proper decision" in firing Iversen for shooting an unarmed tow truck driver.
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June 11, 1994
A judge refused Friday to dismiss a murder charge against a veteran police officer who shot a tow truck driver while on duty, rejecting a claim that the attorney-client privilege was breached. William Kopeny said that two conversations Deputy Dist. Atty. Katherine Mader had with Deputy City Atty. Don Vincent, who was representing Officer Douglas Iversen in a civil lawsuit brought by the dead man's family, violated his client's due process rights.
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