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Rodney King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Looters mill in the parking lot of the ABC Market in South Central Los Angeles, April 30, 1992, as violence and looting ensued on the first day of riots following the verdicts in the Rodney King assault case. (Photo: Paul Sakuma/AP)

1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flames

Looters mill in the parking lot of the ABC Market in South Central Los Angeles, April 30, 1992, as violence and looting ensued on the first day of riots following the verdicts in the Rodney King assault case. (Photo: Paul Sakuma/AP)

Demonstrators protest the verdict in the Rodney King beating case in front of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles. (Nick Ut/AP)

Demonstrators protest the verdict in the Rodney King beating case in front of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles. (Nick Ut/AP)

A cloud of smoke billows up from a building, April 30, 1992, in Los Angeles. Hundreds of stores were burned after rioting erupted after the verdicts in the Rodney King assault case. (Photo: John Barr/Liaison/Getty Images)

1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flames

A cloud of smoke billows up from a building, April 30, 1992, in Los Angeles. Hundreds of stores were burned after rioting erupted after the verdicts in the Rodney King assault case. (Photo: John Barr/Liaison/Getty Images)

<p>A California Highway Patrol officer stands guard at Ninth Street and Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles as smoke rises from a fire further down the street, April 30, 1992. It was the second day of unrest in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the Rodney King beating case. (Photo: David Longstreath/AP) </p>

1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flames

<p>A California Highway Patrol officer stands guard at Ninth Street and Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles as smoke rises from a fire further down the street, April 30, 1992. It was the second day of unrest in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the Rodney King beating case. (Photo: David Longstreath/AP) </p>

A pair of unidentified women angrily express their displeasure after the verdicts acquitting four LAPD officers of all charges but one in the Rodney King assault case were announced at a Simi Valley courthouse Wednesday afternoon, April 29, 1992. (Photo: Bob Galbraith/AP)

1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flames

A pair of unidentified women angrily express their displeasure after the verdicts acquitting four LAPD officers of all charges but one in the Rodney King assault case were announced at a Simi Valley courthouse Wednesday afternoon, April 29, 1992. (Photo: Bob Galbraith/AP)

Understanding the Riots: Los Angeles Before and After the Rodney King Case by Pistilbooks on Etsy

Understanding the Riots: Los Angeles Before and After the Rodney King Case by Pistilbooks on Etsy

The 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King by L.A.P.D. officers, and subsequent riots triggered by the acquittal of the officers involved, rocked L.A. and the nation. The events brought to the forefront concerns about racism and police brutality within the L.A.P.D. Some, including former L.A.P.D. Police Chief Daryl Gates, say the the way Los Angeles responded to these events helped set the stage for the Rampart scandal. Here are the views of some of the folks involved.

The 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King by L.A.P.D. officers, and subsequent riots triggered by the acquittal of the officers involved, rocked L.A. and the nation. The events brought to the forefront concerns about racism and police brutality within the L.A.P.D. Some, including former L.A.P.D. Police Chief Daryl Gates, say the the way Los Angeles responded to these events helped set the stage for the Rampart scandal. Here are the views of some of the folks involved.

29th April 1992 : Rioting has broken out in Los Angeles following the decision by a jury to acquit four white police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King. The case centered on a video, taped by an amateur cameraman which caught the scene on film as the four police officers beat, kicked and clubbed unemployed laborer Rodney King while other officers looked on. The officers did face a second trial a year later, on federal charges of violating Rodney King's civil rights.

29th April 1992 : Rioting has broken out in Los Angeles following the decision by a jury to acquit four white police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King. The case centered on a video, taped by an amateur cameraman which caught the scene on film as the four police officers beat, kicked and clubbed unemployed laborer Rodney King while other officers looked on. The officers did face a second trial a year later, on federal charges of violating Rodney King's civil rights.

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