Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus gathered outside the U.S. Capitol to hold the second of two news conferences on the day following… read more

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus gathered outside the U.S. Capitol to hold the second of two news conferences on the day following the announcement of the verdict in the trial of four white police officers in Los Angeles charged with the beating of a black suspect. Following the announcement of the not guilty verdict for the officers, riots broke out in Los Angeles. The trial received national publicity when a videotape of the arrest was aired on national television newscasts. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus criticized the verdict, and said the verdict represented the extent to which racism and prejudice still exists in American society. close

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Program ID:
25810-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
Congressional News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 30, 1992
Last Aired:
May 1, 1992

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  • Apr 30, 1992 | 8:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 01, 1992 | 2:16am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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