Justice for Rodney King

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Scott Burrell

Independent

Alan Dial

Independent

Thomas W. Mitchell

Texas A&M University School of Law

Date Written: May 4, 1992

Abstract

May 1992 letter from three Howard University School of Law students to President George H.W. Bush advocating that the United States Department of Justice invoke the Petite Policy to initiate a criminal action against the Los Angeles Police Department police officers responsible for brutally beating Rodney King despite the fact that these offers had been acquitted in a California state court. The letter, which was read in front of the White House by Thomas Mitchell to hundreds of people who had gathered to urge the federal government to take action, sets forth a clear legal basis to permit the Justice Department to prosecute those responsible for the trampling of Rodney King's civil rights.

Keywords: Civil rights, Police brutality, Race

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Burrell, Scott and Dial, Alan and Mitchell, Thomas W., Justice for Rodney King (May 4, 1992). Justice for Rodney King, 1 How. Scroll 30 (1992); Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3095617

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