It was a department where you had honesty and integrity stamped right on you when you came into the Los Angeles Police Department. If you violated that, or if you were a dishonest cop, you were terrible. We got rid of you as quickly as possible.
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No one knew what Rodney King had done beforehand to be stopped. No one realized that he was a parolee and that he was violating his parole. No one knew any of those things. All they saw was this grainy film and police officers hitting him over the head.
|Birth:||30th August, 1926|
|Death:||16th April, 2010|
Daryl Gates was born in Glendale, California. He was the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1978 to 1992. As chief of police, he took a hardline, aggressive, paramilitary approach to law enforcement. Gates is co-credited with the creation of SWAT teams with LAPD's John Nelson, who others claim was the originator of SWAT in 1965. After the Rodney King beating and the riots afterward, Gates retired from the police department.
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