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This is the first in a week of special programs about the Rodney King riot of 1992, America's worst civil disturbance in the 20th Century. How did it happen? How has it shaped the city we know today? Our first topic is the Los Angeles Police Department.

Banner image: A Los Angeles police car burns in the street after being turned over by rioters 29 April 1992. Rioting broke out after the acquittal of four police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King in 1991. Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images

Producers:
Christian Bordal
Sonya Geis
Saul Gonzalez

Guest Interview Twentieth Anniversary of the LA Riots and Reform at the LAPD

Guests:
Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police Department (@LAPDChiefBeck)
Joe Domanick, investigative journalist and author
Kerman Maddox, First AME Church
Connie Rice, Advancement Project in Los Angeles (@ConnieRicePCN)
Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Daily News
Skipp Townsend, 2nd Call (@SkippTownsend)
Hector Verdugo, Homeboy Industries

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