Civil Rights Division Reauthorization

The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation that would reauthorize funding for the Justice Department Civil Rights… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation that would reauthorize funding for the Justice Department Civil Rights Division. Witnesses included the assistant attorney general for civil rights, who discussed the business of the Justice Department. Much of the testimony concerned the sensitivity of the Justice Department to civil rights issues, including its response to the acquittal of four white police officers charged with beating a black suspect during an arrest in Los Angeles, California. Nearly a week of riots occurred in Los Angeles and other cities around the country following the acquittal. close

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Civil Rights Division Reauthorization

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Program ID:
25962-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 7, 1992
Last Aired:
May 10, 1992

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  • May 07, 1992 | 9:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 08, 1992 | 3:52am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 10, 1992 | 3:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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