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April 6, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The night before a newly formed support group for Police Chief Daryl F. Gates was unveiled at a news conference at Parker Center, its leaders met at the home of actress Peggy Rowe Estrada for lessons in how to respond to reporters' questions. Playing reporter at the mock press conference March 20 was political consultant Eric Rose, an adviser to Gates during his exploratory campaign for governor in 1988.
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April 20, 1997 | SHAWN HUBLER and JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Five years ago, Roy Walker was a man in a doorway at one flash point of the worst rioting in modern U.S. history. As gunfire crackled and his family huddled on the floor, he made two decisions: to stay until the flames died down, and then to make for the suburbs like a bat out of hell. But a funny thing happened. Walker never left that infamous neighborhood near Florence and Normandie avenues. The house wouldn't sell, for one thing, but after a while, the place didn't seem so unlivable.
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April 20, 1997 | SHAWN HUBLER and JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Five years ago, Roy Walker was a man in a doorway at one flash point of the worst rioting in modern U.S. history. As gunfire crackled and his family huddled on the floor, he made two decisions: to stay until the flames died down, and then to make for the suburbs like a bat out of hell. But a funny thing happened. Walker never left that infamous neighborhood near Florence and Normandie avenues. The house wouldn't sell, for one thing, but after a while, the place didn't seem so unlivable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1996
Rodney G. King, whose videotaped beating and the resulting criminal trial led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, pleaded no contest Friday to violating probation and was sentenced to work 30 days on a Caltrans road crew. The Caltrans sentence is an option defendants are given in lieu of jail time, said Deputy City Atty. Rosalind Russell. The Caltrans sentence allows King to work an eight-hour day and return home, Russell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1996
Rodney G. King, whose videotaped beating and the resulting criminal trial led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, pleaded no contest Friday to violating probation and was sentenced to work 30 days on a Caltrans road crew. The Caltrans sentence is an option defendants are given in lieu of jail time, said Deputy City Atty. Rosalind Russell. The Caltrans sentence allows King to work an eight-hour day and return home, Russell said.
OPINION
March 10, 1991 | CAROL A. WATSON, Carol A. Watson is president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and a member of the board of directors of the Police Misconduct Lawyer Referral Service.
The clubbing and use of a Taser stun gun on a man lying helpless on the ground by Los Angeles police officers was promptly characterized by Chief Daryl F. Gates as an aberration. But this atrocity is unique only in that it was captured on videotape. It is an aberration only in the sense that at least three of the 12 officers face criminal prosecution. The truth is that any person who tries to evade officers is more likely than not to be beaten, shot or mauled by police dogs.
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March 6, 1992 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Repeatedly playing the widely seen videotape and displaying giant copies of police reports, prosecutors and defense lawyers in the Rodney G. King beating case Thursday alternately portrayed the motorist either as the innocent victim of an unprovoked police attack or as a violent man whose beating resulted from his refusal to follow orders.
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March 15, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At least four Los Angeles police officers were indicted Thursday by a county grand jury investigating the videotaped attack on a motorist who had been stopped for speeding. The indictments were sealed and the precise allegations and number of indictments issued by the grand jury were not known. According to their attorneys and a law enforcement source, four of the 15 officers present at the beating were indicted and were ordered to surrender in court today.
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August 3, 1995 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the neighborly environs of Altadena, his family and friends know him simply as Glenn. He is a quiet man who sticks close to home. Or he kicks back in a local park with guys he has known since childhood. When he came into a lot of money a year ago, not much changed. Then there is Rodney. His life isn't nearly as tidy. Rodney was beaten within a measure of his life by the police. His broken psyche and shattered bones won him $3.8 million, but no amount of money can seem to end his trouble.
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April 6, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The night before a newly formed support group for Police Chief Daryl F. Gates was unveiled at a news conference at Parker Center, its leaders met at the home of actress Peggy Rowe Estrada for lessons in how to respond to reporters' questions. Playing reporter at the mock press conference March 20 was political consultant Eric Rose, an adviser to Gates during his exploratory campaign for governor in 1988.
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