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The OJ Chase: 19 years later

A nationwide television audience of 95 million people watched the O.J. Simpson Ford Bronco chase on June 17, 1994. (AP photo) (Associated Press)
A nationwide television audience of 95 million people watched the O.J. Simpson Ford Bronco chase on June 17, 1994. (AP photo) (Associated Press)
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Updated: 6/17/2013 12:24 pm
BRENTWOOD, Calif. -- O.J. Simpson's Ford Bronco chase on the evening of June 17, 1994, captured the attention of 95 million viewers nationwide.

That night – 19 years ago Monday – KIRO 7 interrupted regular programming to show shared chopper footage from the low-speed chase that included more than a dozen police cars. The Bronco, driven by his friend and former teammate Al Cowlings, drove north on Interstate 405.

Simpson, an inductee into the Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame, was wanted on suspicion of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman. Simpson was expected to turn himself in at 11 a.m. the day of the Bronco chase, but he never did. Police issued an all-points bulletin for him three hours later.

We went into the KIRO archive and found the footage we broadcast in June 1994. The video is posted below.

Also included below are videos of a domestic violence 911 call that was part of the Simpson coverage and one of KIRO 7's initial stories about Simpson's murder trial.

Simpson was acquitted of murder charges on Oct. 3, 1995.

On Oct. 3, 2008 – 13 years after Simpson was acquitted of murder – he was convicted of 10 counts in a robbery case and sentenced to 33 years in prison, with eligibility for parole in nine years.

Where were you for the O.J. Simpson chase? Please share your recollections below.




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brotherap - 6/17/2013 9:23 PM
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This day true professional journalism collapsed into tabloid buffoonery, needing no more than a finger pointed by corrupt court officers alleging OJ Simpson committed murder. When has the media/press ever done any due diligence regarding the actual evidence, much of which was intentionally hidden from the public, and suppressed from both juries. See http://www.amazon.com/Pursuit-Exhibit-Simpson-murder-trial/dp/1456313169/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318622972&sr=1-1. They fed the press enough BS for it to take off running yet failing to examine whether law enforcement was telling the truth or not. Consider the fact that court officers along with certain members of Simpson's own defense team changed crucial evidence that would have exonerated Simpson by concealing the Juditha Brown phone records, entering instead a stipulation to time, thus changing it from 11PM that Nicole and mother Juditha last talked back to 9:37 giving Simpson an opportune time to commit murder as opposed to 11 PM. The 11 PM time would have placed OJ Simpson in the back seat of a chauffeur driven Limo to LAX to catch an 11:45 PM flight to Chicago, even Johnnie Cochran we would expose himself participating in this sordid coverup regarding these crucial telephone records. See http://youtu.be/Bk3Muy_MgJA and might be the real reason he's no longer here, since dead men can't talk. They lied on Simpson, lied about Glen Rogers, and lied about evidence brought to her superiors by LA Deputy D.A. Lea D'Agostino.
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