International Journal of Speech Language and the Law, Vol 1, No 2 (1994)

The audio going with the video - some observations on the Rodney King case

Angelika Braun
Issued Date: 18 Feb 2013

Abstract


While the so-called Rodney King video of a black man being beaten by a number of white policemen taken by a man named George Holliday on 3 March 1991 has been broadcast world-wide via CNN, the sound-track of that recording has attracted a much lesser degree of attention. This may in part be due to the fact that the quality of the sound-track is adversely affected by noise generated by a police helicopter. This case report focuses on different aspects of forensic phonetic work: enhancement of audio records of disputed utterances, and the examination of specific types of background noise.

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DOI: 10.1558/ijsll.v1i2.217

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