Daryl F. Gates

On Feb. 6, 1985, the LAPD used this armored vehicle with a 14-foot steel battering ram to raid a suspected drug house in Pacoima. Gates was in the vehicle's passenger seat. In the house at the time were two women and three small children, two of whom were eating ice cream. Related links: Daryl F. Gates dies at 83; innovative but controversial chief of the LAPD LAPD officers' union mourns death of former chief Timeline: Key events in his life
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