Rioters destroyed more than 20 police vehicles, costing MPD more than $600,000 in damages alone.
Few people remember the riots that ground life to a halt in D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood twenty years ago. Residents took to the streets after a rookie police officer shot a male Salvadoran immigrant, allegedly for drinking in public. Emily Friedman takes us back to the riots and explores how, through the turmoil, D.C.'s Latino residents found their voice.
[Music: "In a Sentimental Mood" by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane from Duke Ellington & John Coltrane]