This inflamed the citizens, which resulted in the violent 1992 Los Angeles riots. In this pie graph, the statistics are given for the amount of killed, injured, and arrested citizens that were involved in the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, California (Rodney King Biography 1). Overall, more than 50 people died, over 2000 were hurt, and about 9500 were arrested for damaging property, which cost the city one billion dollars. Two of the four L.A.P.D. officers were found guilty in August of 1992 after the United States Department of Justice filed federal civil rights charges against them.
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What is police brutality? Police brutality is an act of misconduct done by a member law enforcement through the use of an extreme amount of force to physically, mentally, or emotionally attack a member of society. Many law enforcement officers, those sworn to protect and serve, have abused their rights and authority to ferociously assault and manipulate citizens, even if they were innocent. Citizens who have been attacked have been left with physical and emotional scars that can never go away; in some cases, it has even caused death. In a report by David Packman, prepared for the Cato Institute in 2011, states that 247 deaths were linked to police misconduct cases.
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