Aaron Clayton Name:
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?
Sergeant Stacey koon was the supervisor on scene and witnessed the attack.
What did Sergeant Stacey say in his report?
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?
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.
The helicopter also chased king when he ran from officers.
Although he led them on a small pursuit did King hit the officers back?
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).
Analysis: TYPE YOUR ANALYSIS
L1b| Summary: TYPE YOUR SUMMARY (Meares).
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