Anatomy of a Civil Rights Prosecution: The Rodney King Case

John and Frances Angelos Law Center
AL 603

In this presentation geared for lawyers and law students, Barry Kowalski, one of two lead prosecutors in the 1993 trial of Los Angeles police officers involved in the beating of Rodney King, will describe in detail the federal government’s investigation and the case it presented that led to its successful prosecution of the officers. He will also show the video of the assault on King that sparked outrage worldwide. Kowalski served with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1981 to 2014.

This event is sponsored by the University of Baltimore’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association.

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