TITLE

FOLLOWING ORDERS

AUTHOR(S)
Scheck, Barry
PUB. DATE
May 1992
SOURCE
New Republic;5/25/92, Vol. 206 Issue 21, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the failure of the jury to convict the white police officers accused of beating African American Rodney King in Los Angeles, California. Use of a videotape as evidence showing how the officers beat King; Jury's explanation that if King complied with the police, the beating would have stopped; Jury's explanation that race was not a motivating factor for the police action; Los Angeles Police Department's rules on the use of force, based on the command and confront model; View that the jury applied the command and confront logic in their decision, as evidenced on the close association of some members of the jury with the military.
ACCESSION #
12031498

 

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