Death of Daryl F. Gates

August 30, 1926 - April 16, 2010
Newport Beach, California | Age 83

LA's former police chief during riots, dies at 83
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By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press Writer


Daryl F. Gates, the polarizing former police chief whose 14-year tenure ended amid widespread criticism over his department's response to the city's deadly 1992 riots, died Friday. He was 83.

Gates died at his Newport Beach home, according to a police department statement.

Current Police Chief Charlie Beck announced earlier this year that Gates was seriously ill. A February blog posting attributed to his...

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