Furor Over Police Beating
How can we believe the report of the Police Department that blood and urine samples taken from King had traces of marijuana and enough alcohol for King to be declared legally drunk (March 22)?
My question: Is this a true and accurate report? LAPD officers at the scene falsified other aspects of this unfortunate incident. It would seem that people capable of the deception and cruelty visited upon King could conceivably submit doctored blood and urine specimens. These samples could have come from someone other than King--including the officers themselves.
Come to think of it, didn’t those officers wielding batons seem a bit “dusted” to you?
JANE TOLAND, Los Angeles