Johnnie Cochran: 1938 - 2005
Former Black Panther Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, left, is joined by attorney Johnnie Cochran during a sidewalk news conference outside the Second District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles. (Nick Ut / AP)
Attorney Johnnie Cochran makes a summation in the Settles Inquest in 1981. Cochran represented the Settles family. (LAT)
Puffy and Johnnie
Rapper Sean (Puffy) Combs and attorney Johnnie Cochran attend the Essence Awards. (George De Sota / Getty Images)
“If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.’'
Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. puts on a pair of gloves in this Sept. 27, 1995 photo, at the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building, to remind the jury in the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial that the gloves Simpson tried on did not fit him. “Remember these words,’' Cochran said. “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.’' (Vince Bucci / AP)