Trial: LARD ( KING). Rodney King. By: Michael. Beveridge. Rodney king’s trial Summary. year 1992 and 1993 started by him going to a basketball game and drinking a lot there. High speed chase. King ignored the flashing lights and sped off. Summary continued.
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Trial:LARD (KING) Rodney King By: Michael Beveridge
Rodney king’s trial Summary • year 1992 and 1993 • started by him going to a basketball game and drinking a lot there. • High speed chase. • King ignored the flashing lights and sped off.
Summary continued • Was a victim of police brutality. • Caused by Los Angeles police officers. • Video taped much of the incident. • It caused outrage and tension between the black community and LAPD. • George Holliday filmed some of it with his new video camera. • Jury in Simi Valley
The Case • They say it was like an open and shut case. • They say that king was on a drug that made him impervious to pain and gave him super human strength. • Polls were taking after the seen of the incident and showed 90% of Los Angeles residents thought that police used excessive force during Rodney Kings arrest.
The Beating • Before king got handcuffed he was got hit by a Taser twice and then beaten by two cop officers inflicting over fifty baton blows and several kicks. • Was taken to Pacifica Hospital. • Increased anger over police brutality and social inequalities. • Then Rodney wasn’t charged with any charges.
The Jury • The jury pool of 260 people included only half a dozen African Americans.
Prosecution Rodney king is Sewing the Los Angeles police officers for police brutality.
Criminal • The criminal act was police brutality • Victim Rodney King • The defendant: Koon and Powell
Interesting Facts When it was over, fifty-four people had lost their lives, over 7,000 people had been arrested, and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property had been destroyed. Car at speeds of up to 117 miles per hour. King ignored the flashing lights and sped off an exit ramp. Tim Singer ordered the occupants of the Hyundai to leave the vehicle and lie face down on the ground. Allen and Helms complied, but King remained in the car.
Interesting facts Continued • Rodney King, meanwhile, won a $3.8 million verdict from the City of Los Angeles. He used some of the money he received in damages to found a rap record business, Alta-Pazz Recording Company. • In December 1995, Koon and Powell were released. • King, managed to rise to his feet after being hit twice by a taser • King incident stands as a classic in police history • The jury debated the officers' fate for seven days. Verdicts of acquittal were easily reached for Wind and Briseno, and a little less so for Koon. Most of the discussion focused on the actions of Powell. Eight jurors wanted to acquit Powell of all charges, but in the end were unable to persuade the others on one of the assault charges.
The Outcome • King had no punitive damages • In August 1993, Judge Davies sentenced Koon and Powell to thirty months in federal correctional camps. • In October of 1993, Koon and Powell began serving their sentences in separate federal camps. • The jury found two of the officers, Koon and Powell, guilty
What I think ? • I think the jury came to the right decision. • I think the police did use police brutality