Back in The Dock

The L.A. Four are indicted again, this time on civil rights charges

Prosecutors got a second chance last week in Los Angeles. In a move reminiscent of the 1960s, the Federal Government handed down indictments against the four police officers whose acquittals last April set off the worst riots in two decades. As expected, they are charged with violating King's civil rights when they arrested him on the night of March 3, 1991.

Three of the men, Los Angeles police department officers Theodore Briseno, Timothy Wind and Laurence Powell, were charged with willfully using unreasonable force. A second count accuses Sergeant Stacey Koon, the supervising officer at the scene, of failing to prevent...

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