In the Line of Fire, on the Verge of Violence?

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Less than two weeks ago, TV news shows aired videotape of a handcuffed 16-year old being manhandled by Inglewood police. As angry crowds stormed City Hall and demanded action, Mayor Roosevelt Dorn said the tape showed the officers committed felony crimes. District Attorney Steve Cooley quickly empanelled a grand jury, which last night indicted Officer Jeremy Morse for felony assault under color of authority, Bijan Darvish for filing a false incident report. Defense attorneys for the two officers claim their clients were -justified- and -restrained.- We look at the impact of saturation media coverage and the public-s rush to judgment with Lou Cannon, a 30-year Metropolitan Police veteran, and civil rights attorney Connie Rice.
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International Longshore and Warehouse Union

Pacific Maritime Association

Los Angeles Business Journal

Inglewood Police Department

LA District Attorney

Metropolitan Police Department

Los Angeles Police Department



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton