The report documents the police riot by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on May 5, 1970 that seemed to target men with long hair and people of color. The riot resulted in the arrest of 81 people (most for refusing to disperse) and dozens seriously injured enough that they were taken to the nearby hospital. Partly in response to the police riot, Governor Ronald Reagan closed the school for the rest of the week.
The report also documents the revelation that the LAPD had gone so far as to have one of its officers enroll as a History Major at UCLA in 1969 in order to infiltrate radical groups. When confronted, this police informant-- Sergeant Harry Theodore "Ted" Kozak-- fled to a car driven by a plainclothes police officer whose last name was Zimmerman. As Zimmerman aggressively drove away, he caused History Professor Gary Nash to jump out of the way of the car, while Economics Professor Charles Nisbet and History Professor Geoffrey Symcox got caught on the car as it drove off. Professor Symcox suffered a concussion and was taken to the hospital, where he was interviewed by police but his colleagues from UCLA were denied access to him.