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March 3, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prosecution witness in the Rodney G. King civil rights trial testified Tuesday that none of the Los Angeles police officers involved in King's arrest did anything wrong and that although several baton blows may have struck King in the head, they all appeared to be accidental. The witness, Officer Rolando Solano, defended the actions of his fellow officers and said that Assistant U.S. Atty. Steven D.
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March 3, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prosecution witness in the Rodney G. King civil rights trial testified Tuesday that none of the Los Angeles police officers involved in King's arrest did anything wrong and that although several baton blows may have struck King in the head, they all appeared to be accidental. The witness, Officer Rolando Solano, defended the actions of his fellow officers and said that Assistant U.S. Atty. Steven D.
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September 19, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando man is alleging that he and a friend were assaulted by Los Angeles Police Officer Theodore J. Briseno just three hours after the officer took part in the now infamous March 3 beating of Rodney G. King.
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March 2, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officer Theodore J. Briseno was frustrated by the way the arrest of Rodney G. King was handled and blamed Sgt. Stacey C. Koon for not controlling the situation better, Briseno's former partner testified Monday. Officer Rolando Solano's testimony came despite vigorous defense objections in the federal trial of Briseno, Koon, Officer Laurence M. Powell and Timothy E. Wind, all charged with violating King's civil rights.
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March 2, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officer Theodore J. Briseno was frustrated by the way the arrest of Rodney G. King was handled and blamed Sgt. Stacey C. Koon for not controlling the situation better, Briseno's former partner testified Monday. Officer Rolando Solano's testimony came despite vigorous defense objections in the federal trial of Briseno, Koon, Officer Laurence M. Powell and Timothy E. Wind, all charged with violating King's civil rights.
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February 16, 2014 | From a Times staff writer
A motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning when he allegedly tried to race a Lamborghini near the Beverly Center, police said. Police  told KLTA News the incident occurred on La Cienega Boulevard when the motorcyclist pulled up to the sports car and tried to race. The driver of the Lamborghini refused, and the motorcyclist sped off and struck the back of a BMW near Warning Avenue, police said. “When he took off, he unfortunately didn't see a vehicle that was up ahead of him and he collided into the rear of that vehicle,” LAPD Capt.
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May 21, 1991 | A Los Angeles Police Department report on the Rodney King beating was obtained Monday by the Times. The 314-page document provides synopses of interviews with witnesses and participants by Internal Affairs investigators. The detailed -- and sometimes conflicting -- accounts yield the fullest telling yet of the March 3 incident. Here are some key passages
Before the beating, Sgt. Rick Distefano had conducted a training session on the use of the baton during roll call at Foothill Division headquarters. Among the participants were Timothy Wind and Laurence Powell, both of whom have been indicted in the King beating. Rodney G. King told investigators that the beating began after he got out of his vehicle. King's version of events contrasted sharply with that of the officers.
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May 21, 1994 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jurors in Rodney G. King's lawsuit seemed nowhere near a decision on their fourth day of deliberations Friday as they asked the judge to provide video equipment and yellow highlighter pens and asked if the Christopher Commission report could be used as evidence. The jury's note specified that it wanted equipment that plays frame by frame and in slow motion, indicating that members want to analyze the videotape of King's beating. When U.S. District Judge John G.
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May 18, 1994 | JOHN L. MITCHELL
Jury deliberations began Tuesday in the second phase of Rodney G. King's lawsuit for punitive damages against six current and former Los Angeles police officers, after attorneys on both sides concluded closing arguments. U.S. District Judge John G. Davies told the jury that they may award punitive damages against the defendants if they used unreasonable force or acted in reckless disregard for King's constitutional rights.
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May 17, 1994 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An attorney for Rodney G. King asked a jury in closing arguments Monday to bring an end to "an American saga" by ordering six present and former police officers to pay millions of dollars in punitive damages because of their roles in the King beating. As King looked on in court, attorney John Burris asked the jury to award King between $3.8 million and $11 million. The minimum amount requested would equal the $3.
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September 19, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando man is alleging that he and a friend were assaulted by Los Angeles Police Officer Theodore J. Briseno just three hours after the officer took part in the now infamous March 3 beating of Rodney G. King.
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March 31, 1992 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Los Angeles police officers testified Monday in the trial of four fellow officers that Rodney G. King was beaten and kicked only after he repeatedly tried to get up off the ground. The two Los Angeles Police Department witnesses, Officers Robert J. Simpach and Christopher J. Hajduk, were working as partners the morning of March 3, 1991, when they arrived at the scene of King's arrest in Lake View Terrace.
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March 3, 1993 | LINDA DEUTSCH, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
A policeman testifying as a prosecution witness in the Rodney G. King beating trial bolstered the defense of four officers Tuesday, saying he saw no misconduct at the scene and thought King acted "scary." With prompting from four defense lawyers on cross-examination, Officer Rolando Solano accused federal prosecutors of threatening him with indictment for perjury if he persisted in telling the story he first told investigators. "Who threatened you with a federal indictment for perjury?"
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