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Daryl F. Gates

Gates visits a National Guard post at Figueroa Street and Vernon Avenue during the L.A. riots in 1992. Rioting erupted after a jury acquitted four officers in the King beating. The violence left at least 53 dead. 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 lifeLen Lehman / For The Times