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August 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Lawyers for four policemen charged in the beating of motorist Rodney G. King escalated their attack on the trial judge Friday, telling an appeals court he would "do judicial back flips" to win public favor. The attorneys are trying to remove Superior Court Judge Bernard Kamins from the highly publicized case, alleging he is biased for the prosecution.
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October 15, 1994
A march and rally will be held today at Canyon Country Park to launch a national petition campaign protesting an appeals court order that resulted in longer jail sentences for two former Los Angeles police officers convicted of violating Rodney G. King's civil rights. The events, which will feature a speech by Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), will be in support of ex-Officer Laurence M. Powell and ex-Sgt. Stacey C.
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May 7, 1993 | From Reuters
The two white police officers convicted of violating black motorist Rodney G. King's civil rights in his March, 1991, beating, filed legal motions Thursday asking for a new trial. Lawyers for Sgt. Stacey C. Koon and Officer Laurence M. Powell claimed in their motions that their clients were denied a fair trial. Two other officers, Theodore J. Briseno and Timothy E. Wind, were acquitted in the two-month federal trial. Attorneys Harland W. Braun, representing Koon, and Michael P.
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April 20, 1993
The foreman of the Rodney G. King jury said Monday night it was the videotape of King's beating by Los Angeles police officers--not the beating victim's testimony or other evidence--that was crucial in the panel's decision to convict Sgt. Stacey C. Koon and Officer Laurence M. Powell of violating King's civil rights.
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June 3, 1993
LAPD Officer Laurence M. Powell says that federal jurors, fearing they might be "attacked by angry mobs if they acquitted us . . . buckled under to cowardice" when they convicted him and Sgt. Stacey C. Koon in the Rodney G. King civil rights case. Speaking out for the first time since the verdicts were announced April 17, Powell says the jury took the "easy out" when it listened to the "politically correct" arguments of the prosecution and voted to convict.
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April 20, 1993
Los Angeles Police Sgt. Stacey C. Koon, convicted with Officer Laurence M. Powell in the Rodney G. King civil rights trial, said Monday that acquitted co-defendant Theodore J. Briseno is a "coward," a "rat" and a "traitor." Koon said that Briseno, who broke ranks with his colleagues during an earlier state trial and testified that other policemen were "out of control" when they beat King, is "out for his own interests."
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July 13, 1991
A Los Angeles police sergeant who is charged in the beating of Rodney G. King is expected to testify as a government witness against five sheriff's deputies and an LAPD officer accused of beating, framing and stealing from narcotics suspects, a federal prosecutor said Friday. Sgt. Stacey C. Koon is on the list of more than 100 government witnesses scheduled to take the stand against former members of a narcotics investigation team known as the Southwest Crew, said Assistant U.S. Atty.
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August 8, 1996
A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied efforts by two former Los Angeles police officers to win city reimbursement for $500,000 in legal fees they spent defending themselves against a lawsuit brought and won by Rodney G. King. The unanimous ruling by a three judge-panel from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that a judge was right to rule that Sgt. Stacey C. Koon and Officer Laurence M. Powell acted with "actual malice" in beating King after a chase on March 3, 1991.
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May 11, 1994
A lawyer in the Rodney G. King lawsuit crumpled to the courtroom floor Tuesday after a police officer applied a banned chokehold the defense says could have spared King his beating. "Are you still conscious?" U.S. District Judge John G. Davies asked after lawyer Ira Salzman slumped to the floor. Salzman, who represents former police Sgt. Stacey C. Koon, said he was fine.
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July 17, 1994 | From Associated Press
A police officer who kicked Rodney G. King has been fired, a month after a disciplinary panel ruled he used excessive force during the videotaped beating. Police Chief Willie L. Williams signed the order firing Theodore J. Briseno on Thursday. The 12-year veteran was suspended without pay after the March 3, 1991, beating of King. "I'm sorry for Ted; he's been through hell," said Harland Braun, one of Briseno's lawyers.
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