Patt Morrison for April 16, 2010

Remembering Daryl Gates and his impact on Los Angeles

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Former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates

Former LAPD chief Daryl Gates passed away this morning of complications due to cancer. Gates served as chief from 1978 to 1992, when he resigned after harsh criticism for his handling of the Rodney King beating. He was also instrumental in creating the first SWAT team in the nation and was much loved within the department. So what will Gates' legacy be? His relationship with the public or the officers?


Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor for the 3rd District

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