Police Brutality

The Committee heard testimony on police brutality and the Bush Administration’s actions to eliminate the excessive use of force by police… read more

The Committee heard testimony on police brutality and the Bush Administration’s actions to eliminate the excessive use of force by police authorities. The hearings were held in part because of a March 3, 1991 incident in Los Angeles, CA, in which a suspect who had been pulled over in his car for speeding was savagely beaten by four members of the Los Angeles Police Department while other members of the force looked on. The speeding suspect was black, the officers involved in the beating were white, and the entire incident was recorded on videotape by a resident. The videotape received wide airplay on national television news. The head of the Los Angeles Police Department refused to resign his position despite charges that racism and use of excessive force are condoned by the authorities in the Los Angeles Police Department. On March 15, 1991, the Justice Department announced it would investigate every case of police brutality reported to the Justice Department. close

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  • William Baker Assistant Director Federal Bureau of Investigation->Intelligence
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Police Brutality

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House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 20, 1991 | 8:12pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 24, 1991 | 1:05am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 20, 1991 | 8:12pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 21, 1991 | 12:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 21, 1991 | 6:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 23, 1991 | 3:35pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 24, 1991 | 1:05am EST | C-SPAN 1
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