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Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department records

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Identifier: 0229
Overview The city of Los Angeles became the epicenter of a public relations scandal on March 3, 1991, when an amateur cameraman captured on video four uniformed LAPD officers beating motorist Rodney G. King. In addition to generating public outrage, the incident cast a dark shadow over the LAPD and called into question the integrity of the nation's third largest municipal police force. Subsequently, the ten member Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department was formed to conduct a full...
Dates: 1991

Los Angeles Webster Commission records

 Collection
Identifier: 0244
Overview On April 29, 1992, the city of Los Angeles erupted into riots after four LAPD officers accused of beating motorist Rodney King were acquitted of all criminal charges. The effects were catastrophic; in total, the chaos persisted for six days and resulted in 58 deaths, 2,383 injuries, and nearly a billion dollars in property damage. The extent of the human and material losses incurred from the riots, coupled with intense public scrutiny of the LAPD, led the Los Angeles Board of Police...
Dates: 1931 - 1992; Majority of material found within

Richard M. Mosk Christopher Commission records

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Identifier: 0395
Abstract Chaired by attorney Warren Christopher, the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department was formed in the wake of the 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King by several LAPD officers. The collection consists of files kept by Richard M. Mosk in his capacity as a member of the Commission.
Dates: 1989-2000

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Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- Archival resources 2
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Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Dept. (Los Angeles, Calif.) 2
Mosk, Richard M. 2
Williams, Hubert 2
Anderson, Percy 1
Anderson, Roy A. 1