Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

President Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office two days after the announcement of the “not guilty” verdict in the… read more

President Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office two days after the announcement of the “not guilty” verdict in the trial of four white Los Angeles police officers charged with using excessive force against a black suspect. The case received national publicity after a resident of Los Angeles videotaped the scene of the arrest and the videotape was subsequently shown on national television. After the announcement of the verdict, riots broke out in Los Angeles and several cities across the nation in protest of the verdict. In his speech, President Bush said he would use whatever force necessary to restore order in Los Angeles. He said the Justice Department’s investigation into the possible violation of civil rights statutes by the Los Angeles Police Department was just beginning. He appealed for calm across the nation, and emphasized the individual acts of heroism in the riot torn streets of Los Angeles. close

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Program ID:
25847-1
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White House Event
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Oval Office, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 1, 1992
Last Aired:
May 3, 1992

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  • May 01, 1992 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 01, 1992 | 10:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 02, 1992 | 1:13am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 03, 1992 | 9:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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