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Grim Gates faces Heated questions

Title: Grim Gates faces Heated questions
Date: Thursday, 8 March 1990
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: David Ferrel
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Police Chief Daryl. F. Gates arrived 20 minutes late, knifing his way into a warm, stuffy conference room that seemed more like a lion's den, jammed with 17 television cameras and more than 70 news media members. He appeared ruddy and strained, despite his dapper blue suit and a red tie spangled with tiny American flags. The news conference Thursday–amid a nationwide uproar over the beating of black construction worker Rodney G. King by several Los Angeles police officers–was perhaps the ... [Read the rest at]