Despite countless incidents in the intervening 30 years, police accountability continues to be sidelined in favor of unchecked funding increases.

Civil Rights & Social Justice

The “Rodney King Riots,” also known as the “Los Angeles Riots,” began April 29, 1992, after four LAPD officers were acquitted of charges in the savage beating of the unarmed Black motorist that was recorded on video. The racially sparked riots lasted more than six days, with thousands of Angelenos taking to the streets in an especially violent display of protest. Fifty-three people were killed and more than 2,000 were said to be injured.

The Lost Tapes: L.A. Riots also shares previously unreleased footage across various methods, including fire department dispatch calls, photos, home videos, and LAPD tapes.


The couple was spotted walking hand-in-hand on a date in London.

LOS ANGELES – Daryl F. Gates, Los Angeles police chief during the city’s deadly 1992 riots, has died. He was 83. Police Officer spokeswoman April Harding says Gates died either Thursday night or early Friday. She had no further details about his death. Gates’ family said in February the former chief had been hospitalized with […]