OJ Simpson's slow-motion police chase happened 25 years ago

LOS ANGELES (KCAL/KTLA/CNN) - June 17, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the infamous OJ Simpson Bronco chase.

The infamous O.J. Simpson white bronco chase took place on this date 25 years ago today. / Source: KTLA, Tribune, KCAL via CNN

A manhunt for the former football star began shortly after he was charged with the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

Los Angeles Police declared Simpson a fugitive.

Within hours, authorities started the infamous slow chase of a white Bronco driven by Simpson's friend, Al Cowlings.

Simpson was in the back of the vehicle, reportedly holding a gun and threatening to kill himself.

Cowlings later parked at Simpson's driveway and Simpson was eventually taken into custody.

After close to nine months of court proceedings, Simpson was found not guilty of the killings, but he was later found liable in a civil wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the victims' families.

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