Chaired by attorney Warren Christopher, the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department was formed in the
wake of the 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King by several LAPD officers. The collection consists of files kept by Richard
M. Mosk in his capacity as a member of the Commission.
On March 3, 1991, an American construction worker named Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers after
leading them through the San Fernando Valley on a high-speed car chase. A bystander, George Holliday, witnessed the beating
and videotaped much of the incident from a distance.
Richard M. Mosk has been an associate justice of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Five
since 2001 when he was appointed by Gray Davis.
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