L.A. Riots: A Look Back 20 Years Later

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Federal Charges

Amid the riots, the U.S. Justice Department announced it would open a federal investigation into potential civil rights violations by the involved officers. The verdict in the federal trial came nearly one year later, on April 17, 1993. Two of the officers were found guilty and the remaining two were acquitted. 

(Photo: REUTERS/Lee Celano /Landov)

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