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Videotape! of Officers Hitting Man Stirs Furor L.A. Police: Mayor Bradley says he is 'outraged.' The FBI,: district attorney and 1 department are investigating. By HECTOR TOBAR and LESLIE BERGER TIMES STAFF WRITERS LOS ANGELES A bystander's videotape that captures Los Angeles police officers repeatedly striking aj prone, apparently defenseless man, stirred; a public furor Tuesday, with Mayor Tom Bradley declaring himself "shocked arid outraged" by the Incident, which was widely broadcast on national television. The FBI and Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced that they had opened Investigations Into the officers' actions, which followed a' highspeed car chase in the northeast San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Police Department's Internal.vAffalrs Division also is investigating, " ' ; The homemade video, shbtl early Sunday morning in Lake View Terrace, depicts at least a dozen officers surrounding the man after he left his car, kicking him and inflicting more than 40 blows with nightsticks as he lay on the pavement. The tape, shot froma'hearby apartment balcony, recorded no sound. It was first broadcast Monday' night by a Los Angeles television station arid was shown nationwide Tuesday by Cable News Network. :' The images of violence produced an immediate public outcry and brought the Police Department under; intense criticism. At a Los Angeles Police Cornmisslon meeting Tuesday afternoon. Police Chief Daryl F. Gates called the tape "shocking" but said he will withhold judgment until the Incident has, been investigated. , ,i ; Gates addedt "One incident, doesn't indict an entire department, I , would hope the public on this one case npt Please see BEATING, A21

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  1. The Los Angeles Times,
  2. 06 Mar 1991, Wed,
  3. Page 90

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