Rodney King Dead at 47... Victim of Brutal 1991 LA Police Beating... Found Dead at Bottom of Swimming Pool
Rodney King dead at 47. His 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.
Rodney King signs copies of his book "The Riot Within" at the African American Museum of Philadelphia this past April. ~ William T. Wade Jr/startraksphot
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