BREAKING NEWS: LA Beating “Victim” Rodney King Reportedly Found Dead
by Bob in Breckenridge ( 16 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, Headlines at June 17th, 2012 - 11:42 am
Rodney King, whose (well deserved) beating in 1991 touched off the infamous Los Angeles riots, was found dead.
LOS ANGELES — Rodney King, whose videotaped 1991 beating by Los Angeles police officers led to riots, was found dead Sunday morning, according to a report. He was 47.
King’s fiancee reportedly found him dead at the bottom of a swimming pool, sources told TMZ.
On March 3, 1991, King was beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers after a high-speed car chase, an infamous case of police brutality that was captured on camera by a bystander and broadcast around the world.
Four officers were tried for the assault but were acquitted, a decision that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
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