VIDEO: 19th anniversary of the OJ Simpson white Bronco low-speed chase (archival photos)

Motorists Wave At O.J. Simpson During Police Freeway Pursuit

Mike Nelson/AFP/Getty Images

Motorists wave as police cars pursue the Ford Bronco (white, R) driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect O.J. Simpson, on a 90-minute slow-speed car chase June 17, 1994 on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles.

Ex-football superstar O.J. Simpson (C) is accompan

Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images

Ex-football superstar O.J. Simpson (C) is accompanied by two LAPD detectives to Parker Center after he was arrested following a 90 minute highway chase June 17, 1994.

Defense attorney Barry Scheck (L) points to the Fo

Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images

Defense attorney Barry Scheck (L) points to the Ford Bronco evidence board during cross-examination of DNA expert Gary Sims (R) during the O.J. Simpson double murder trial.

Charles Cale, a neighbor of OJ Simpson, testifies

Pool/AFP/Getty Images

Charles Cale, a neighbor of OJ Simpson, testifies that Simpson's Ford Bronco (on screen above) was not on the street in front of the Simpson's estate between 9:30 to 9:45 pm the night of the murders in the O J Simpson murder trial.

Rosa Lopez(L), a key defense witness in the O.J. S

Pool/AFP/Getty Images

Rosa Lopez(L), a key defense witness in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, and defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr.(R), appear in front of a display of Simpson's Bronco truck in Superior Court in Los Angeles. Lopez, a housekeeper to a neighbor of O.J. Simpson's, claimed to have seen a white Ford Bronco outside his home at around the time the prosecution claimed the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman took place.


Monday marks 19 years since O.J. Simpson led police on an infamous low-speed chase in a white Bronco, after he allegedly killed his ex-wife Nicole. Simpson had arranged to turn himself in the morning of June 17, 1994, but never showed. He instead led the police on a 35-mile-per-hour pursuit with his friend A.C. driving the SUV. Simpson ultimately surrendered to authorities.

Another historical note: Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti’s father Gil was the district attorney at the time; his office prosecuted the Simpson case.

Watch the end of that historic chase below, and listen to Garcetti talk about the case on the phone with ABC News’s anchors:

 

More in Culture

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus