Police Commission Rejects Parks
Officers look on at Parker Center as Chief Parks walks to Police Commission session. He has been widely blamed for poor morale.
Daniel Morgan prays during Police Commission meeting before its announcement of 4-1 vote against a second term for Chief Bernard C. Parks.
Victoria Torres, center, makes her position clear as she and others demonstrate outside Parker Center as the Police Commission deliberates Chief Parks’ fate.
Los Angeles Police Officer Ken Hurley watches the decision on a small television.
Parks shakes hands with one of his supporters.
The rejection of Parks could cost Hahn long-term political support among African Americans.
Bob Smalls watches the Police Commission news conference on television at the American Legion Jackie Robinson Post 562.
Police Commission head Rick Caruso at press conference with David Cunningham, right, the only commissioner to support the chief.