JOHNNIE COCHRAN Biography - Crimes, Laws and people


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Name: Johnnie Cochran                                                         
Born: October 2, 1937 Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.                             
Died: March 29, 2005 Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California                       
Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. (October 2, 1937 – March 29, 2005) was an African   
American lawyer perhaps best known for his role in the legal defense during the
O. J. Simpson murder case.Cochran also represented Sean Combs (during his     
trial on gun and bribery charges), Michael Jackson, actor Todd Bridges,       
football player Jim Brown and rappers Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg as well as 
Reginald Oliver Denny, the trucker beaten by a mob during the 1992 Los Angeles
riots that followed the verdict of not guilty in the trial of police officers 
charged with assaulting Rodney King. Cochran was known for his skill in the   
courtroom and his prominence as an early advocate for alleged police abuse