Police Brutality: Causes and Remedies

The ACLU and the Police Executive Research Forum called a news conference to discuss the issue of police brutality and a possible means to… read more

The ACLU and the Police Executive Research Forum called a news conference to discuss the issue of police brutality and a possible means to solve the problem. Police brutality has been gaining attention since the widely publicized March 3 beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police. A bystander caught the police beating of Mr. King on videotape, and the tape was subsequently shown on the national television news. Mr. Glasser stressed that the beating of Mr. King was not an isolated incident, but was rather an incidence of a widespread problem causing mistrust between the public and the police. He said the solution to police mistreatment of power must lie with the local police force. Police departments need a strong police chief with an intolerance for police brutality, and an effective redress system for investigations and prosecutions of police brutality. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Police Brutality: Causes and Remedies

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Program ID:
17388-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 2, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 3, 1991

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  • Apr 02, 1991 | 4:33pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 02, 1991 | 8:36pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 03, 1991 | 12:10am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 03, 1991 | 5:50am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 03, 1991 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
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