Deadly force [videorecording] / a production of Hound Dog Films in association with The Television Laboratory at WNET/13 ; produced, directed, and edited by Richard Cohen
- Venice, Calif. : Richard Cohen Films, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 videocassette (59 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Satz, Wayne, Mitchell, John, Davis, Ed, active 1979, Herbst, Maria, Franscell, George, Cohen, Richard, Hound Dog Films, Richard Cohen Films, and WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
- On the morning of August 4, 1977, Sergeant Kurt Barz of the Los Angeles Police Department stopped his car to investigate Ron Burkholder, a naked unarmed man standing on a city street corner. Within two minutes, Burkholder lay dead, shot six times. Here, police accountability for such civilian fatalities comes under the microscope in a case that rocked city hall, stirred up the national press corps, and resulted in a rewriting of gun policy for LAPD officers. The program follows the Burkholder killing through the coroner's inquest, the investigation by the district attorney's office, and the conflicting views of police officials who defended the use of deadly force in a dangerous situation and of Burkholder's friends and relatives, who charged authorities with engineering a cover-up. Includes commentary from LAPD chief Ed Davis, policeman John Mitchell, Barz' attorney George Franscell, and Burkholder's wife Maria Herbst.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Camera, Baird Bryant, Chris Beaver.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Wayne Satz, John Mitchell (former L.A. police), Ed Davis (police chief), Maria Herbst (wife of Burkholder), George Franscell (Attorney for Barz)
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