The Celebrity Necrology Blog

Monday, April 19, 2010

Daryl Gates: August 30, 1926-April 16, 2010

Former LAPD police chief Daryl Gates died on April 16, 2010. To the general public, Gates was best known for being chief of police during the Rodney King incident and subsequent riots in Los Angeles. Ultimately, these events led to his resignation. Always a controversial figure for being a proponent of using excessive force and for not filtering his public statements, he is also credited for establishing SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) and also founded the DARE program, which educates children about the dangers of drug use.

Burial information: Unknown at this time; please check back for updates.

No comments:

Post a Comment