Set in the late ‘90s against the backdrop of Los Angeles’ infamous Rampart scandal, one of the largest police misconduct cases in US history, a dirty LAPD officer (Woody Harrelson) attempts to preserve his twisted notion of law enforcement and salvage his crumbling private life. #Rampart #LAPD #police #movies #film #LA
153 South Rampart Street. The Fashionable Establishment of the City. [This was a French dress making business owned by Francois Cazelle. Not too many years earlier the structure was PROBABLY used as a brothel (until the Storyville ordinance put the location outside of the "legal" district). The building has been demolished and the site is now occupied by the California Building.]
On this day in 1991, a young black man named Rodney King was arrested in Los Angeles after a high speed chase. He was tasered and repeatedly beaten by white officers of the Los Angeles Police Department - the whole incident captured on film. The resulting trial, and acquittal, of the officers triggered city-wide riots. 3/3/91.