20 Years Ago Today: O.J. Simpson’s Slow-Speed Chase Stopped L.A.

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Archive footage of O.J. Simpson being pursued by police during 1994 chase. (Credit: KTLA)

Twenty years ago today, Los Angeles came to a halt.

On June 17, 1994, television networks and cable news channels aired two hours of nonstop coverage of perhaps the most famous car chase to have ever taken place on Los Angeles freeways: O.J. Simpson in a white Ford Bronco.

As more than a dozen California Highway Patrol units and Los Angeles police squad cars tailed the Bronco, onlookers cheered and waved from overpasses and ramps during the slow-speed chase — some even pulled over and got out of their vehicles to wave from the roadside.

It was, as one entertainment lawyer put it, “the day Los Angeles stopped.”

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com.

Watch raw footage of the pursuit and trial here.