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Witness file - Murphy, Patrick, 1988 November - 1991 May 8. PART OF A SERIES: The circumstances surrounding the beating of Rodney King led many to believe that the incident was racially motivated and reflected a spirit of bias and discrimination within the LAPD. Irell & Manella analyzed in depth the LAPD's recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion practices to determine if bias and intolerance were in fact pervasive issues within the Department. The series includes materials related to Irell and Manella's work product, including the firm’s correspondence summaries of personnel files for potential recruits records of the Leon Panduro case, in which a citizen was shot by a probationary officer minutes from the LAPD Professional Advisory Committee maintained between 1983 and 1991 witness files, which consist of written testimony and supplemental materials and notes, outlines, and drafts maintained over the course of Irell and Manella’s investigation.