March 1, 2010
DA's historical evidence collection on display
LOS ANGELES – Evidence from some of Los Angeles County's most notorious criminal cases – including the Robert F. Kennedy assassination and Manson murder trial – will be showcased this week as part of a crime history exhibit.
"Behind the Scenes," an exhibit featuring evidence, photographs, video footage and vintage vehicles from homicide investigations spanning 100 years, is free and open to the public March 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be housed at the Palms Casino Resort, Key West Ballroom, 4321 West Flamingo Road, in Las Vegas.
"The Los Angeles Police Department's homicide investigators have again and again demonstrated their ability to put together evidence on all sorts of crimes and certainly the more notorious killings in the city," said District Attorney Steve Cooley. "We are happy to participate in this important historical exhibit by providing some of the evidence collected over the years by the hard-working detectives with whom we work so closely."
Items on display from the District Attorney's historical evidence collection include the clothes worn by Senator Kennedy the night of his assassination, weapons seized from the Manson family, gloves and a knit cap from the O.J. Simpson murder trial and firearms from the Onion Field case.
Detectives of the Los Angeles Police Department curated the exhibit for the 2010 California Homicide Investigators Conference.
Photographs and memorabilia from high profile cases in the City of Los Angeles also will be on display courtesy of the Los Angeles Police Historical Society Museum. Among the cases to be highlighted are Marilyn Monroe's death, the Black Dahlia murder, the 1997 North Hollywood shootout and the 1974 Symbionese Liberation Army shootout.
Media Relations Division
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office