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Gates, Daryl F.

(1926–  ) police chief; born in Glendale, Calif. He rose through the ranks of the Los Angeles police force to become its chief (1978–92). An adviser on crime to presidents and top government officials, he pioneered both the nation's first SWAT team—now an international model—and the use of helicopters to combat street crime. His reputation was tarnished after the notorious Rodney King beatings by members of the Los Angeles Police Department (1991). He defended his force against charges of racism throughout the trial that followed, but retired (1992) not long after quelling massive riots in Los Angeles following a jury's acquittal of the officers in question.
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The following year, Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates took Bennett's reasoning a step further, telling a Senate committee that casual drug users "ought to be taken out and shot" as traitors in the war on drugs.
LA Police policy has prohibited initiating contact with someone based solely on their immigration status since 1979, and during the tenure of Daryl Gates, the department stopped turning over people arrested for low-level crimes for deportation.
Yet Simpson also achieved fame in the 1960s, in a city where the police department, under chiefs William Parker and, in the late '70s through the early '90s, Daryl Gates, was viewed in African-American neighborhoods as an "occupying force.
He spent the morning and early afternoon attending the funeral for former Los Angeles police Chief Daryl Gates, observing a free medical clinic at the Sports Arena and going to a meeting at the Department of Recreation and Parks.
Houston- La division del SWAT empezo en 1967 en Los Angeles, bajo el liderazago del inspector Daryl Gates y en Houston se inicio en 1974.
He talks about Nixon's "Waterworld" crisis, confuses OJ Simpson with "The Simpsons" while interviewing former LAPD police chief Daryl Gates, and questions a pair of ATF dog trainers about "canine discrimination".
When Congress passed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) on November 19, Daryl Gates, a middle school teacher from Shreveport, Louisiana, felt like Christmas had come early.
Founded by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates in 1983 and organized as a nonprofit corporation (DARE America) in 1987, DARE is still used in around three-quarters of the nation's school districts.
This characteristic becomes most striking when she impersonates famous people, such as Cornel West, Jessye Norman, Charlton Heston, former LA police chief Daryl Gates.
In preparation for scripting her one-woman show, Smith interviewed some 200 people whose lives had been affected by the riots, and from these interviews she selected for portrayal in the published version approximately forty-five distinctively drawn voices, including those of a disabled Korean, a white male Hollywood talent agent, a Panamanian immigrant mother, a teenaged black gang member, a macho Mexican-American artist, Rodney King's aunt, beaten truck driver Reginald Denny, former Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates, and a host of other victims and witnesses.
When Daryl Gates became chief in 1978, the number of black victims of the LAPD increased.