On April 29, 1992, a jury in Los Angeles found four police officers not guilty of use of excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. A video of that beating had gone viral and had set the city on edge.
In this week's episode, we hear about the days of unrest that followed which resulted in more than 50 deaths and approximately a billion dollars worth of damage. First, journalist Héctor Tobar talks about covering the story for the LA Times. Former LA County district attorney Gil Garcetti — who is also Mayor Eric Garcetti's father — then shares how the experience influenced his career as the region's top prosecutor.
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