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Police Brutality Topic:

What are the effects of policing in marginalized communities that differ from affluent dominant communities? Research Question:

In 1993 police beat Rodney King, and the police were not found not guilty of criminal charges.

Q1: why did rodney king get stopped?.

Q2: Who witnessed the attack?

Q3: Why was the police found not guilty?

L1|​ ​Summary​: King was stopped for speeding by the california highway patrol.


L2|​ ​Summary​: A gentleman named George Holiday filmed the attack from his balcony in the San fernando valley.


L3| Summary:​ the officers were acquitted then later found guilty by a federal court for violating king civil rights.


There were a total of 5 officers on scene as the first to arrive

Why did Rodney king run from the officers?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Ang eles_riots

Sergeant Stacey koon was the supervisor on scene and witnessed the attack.

What did Sergeant Stacey say in his report?

https://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/524744989/ when-la-erupted-in-anger-a-look-back-at-the- rodney-king-riots

The evidence was not sufficient to convict the officers

Who called in on Rodney king? https://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/marc h-1991-rodney-king-videotape-9758031

March 3rd 1991 the beating occured in Simi valley.

Was Rodney king on drugs? https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la- me-video-showing-beating-by-la-officers-inv estigated-19910305-story.html

Rodney king had been arrested before for robbery.

Did he run from the police because of his prior arrest?

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/l apd/lapdaccount.html

The rioting happened after police were acquitted.

Did the case ever go to a federal court? http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/l apd/lapdaccount.html

There were only four officers charged. Did more than four hit king while he was on the ground.

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/l apd/lapdaccount.html

The helicopter also chased king when he ran from officers.

Although he led them on a small pursuit did King hit the officers back?

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/l apd/lapdaccount.html

Communities are asking for defunding the police.

Are there other steps that communities can take to improve relationships with police forces rather than or in addition to defunding?

L1a| Summary: ​TYPE YOUR SUMMARY (​Wilson and Wolfer​).


L1b| Summary:​ TYPE YOUR SUMMARY (Meares​).

Analysis: ​TYPE YOUR ANALYSIShttp://libdb.smc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=145128473&site=ehost-live&scope=sitehttp://libdb.smc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=123488740&site=ehost-live&scope=site

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