Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

President Bush delivered a brief statement to reporters assembled in the White House in response to widespread rioting in Los Angeles,… read more

President Bush delivered a brief statement to reporters assembled in the White House in response to widespread rioting in Los Angeles, California. The rioting occurred following the announcement of the not guilty verdict in the trial of four white Los Angeles policemen charged with using unnecessary force against Rodney King, a black Los Angeles citizen. The trial received national publicity when another Los Angeles citizen videotaped Mr. King’s arrest by the policemen. The videotape appeared to show officers beating Mr. King when he was lying on the ground. Mr. Bush appealed for calm in Los Angeles, and said the Justice Department was continuing its own investigation into the matter. He charged the people of Los Angeles to behave in a responsible manner. close

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Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

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Program ID:
25807-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Briefing Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 30, 1992
Last Aired:
May 2, 1992

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  • Apr 30, 1992 | 7:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 30, 1992 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 01, 1992 | 1:18am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 02, 1992 | 7:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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