The Rodney King Saga: As Told Through Rap Lyrics

L.A.P.D. Chief Daryl Gates Resigns From L.A.P.D. (June 28, 1992)

What happened? Under pressure to step down from both Mayor Bradley and City Council, the controversial Chief of the L.A.P.D., Daryl Gates, officially resigns. He is replaced by Willie L. Williams, the first-ever African-American police chief of the L.A.P.D.
Song: Body Count “Cop Killer” (1992)

Lyrics: THE ENTIRE SONG
Complex says: Due to his sometimes controversial rhetoric and his handling of the L.A.P.D. during the King saga and the riots, Gates hadn’t made many fans in the black community. We’re not entirely sure how everyone else felt about Gates' resignation, but what we do know is that Ice-T and Body Count made their sentiments pretty clear when Ice screamed, “FUCK DARYL GATES!”

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