Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American construction worker who became well known after being beaten harshly by Los Angeles police officers during a traffic stop on March 3, 1991. George Holliday, a resident in the nearby area, witnessed the beating and videotaped much of it from the balcony of his nearby apartment.

Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American construction worker who became well known after being beaten harshly by Los Angeles police officers during a traffic stop on March 3, 1991. George Holliday, a resident in the nearby area, witnessed the beating and videotaped much of it from the balcony of his nearby apartment.

Rodney King, víctima de golpiza policial en Los Ángeles en 1991, muere a los 47 años

Rodney King, víctima de golpiza policial en Los Ángeles en 1991, muere a los 47 años

Rodney King's death: Police confiscate marijuana from his home

Rodney King's death: Police confiscate marijuana from his home

Rodney King, victim in a 1991 police brutality case in Los Angeles that triggered the 1992 LA Riots, was found dead in a swimming pool Sunday. (via vancouversun.com)

Rodney King, victim in a 1991 police brutality case in Los Angeles that triggered the 1992 LA Riots, was found dead in a swimming pool Sunday. (via vancouversun.com)

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Dr. Drew Pinsky on Rodney King's death: 'I feel angry because I know it didn't have to happen' - Yahoo! TV

Dr. Drew Pinsky on Rodney King's death: 'I feel angry because I know it didn't have to happen' - Yahoo! TV

The recent sudden death of Rodney King brings back memories of those terrible days in the spring of 1992 that ended in more than 50 deaths, thousands of injuries, and a billion dollars in property damage. The shockingly violent videotaped beating of Rodney King and the subsequent acquittal of four LAPD officers accused of the deed sparked massive riots throughout South Central Los Angeles. The riots proved to be the most destructive in modern U.S. history.

The recent sudden death of Rodney King brings back memories of those terrible days in the spring of 1992 that ended in more than 50 deaths, thousands of injuries, and a billion dollars in property damage. The shockingly violent videotaped beating of Rodney King and the subsequent acquittal of four LAPD officers accused of the deed sparked massive riots throughout South Central Los Angeles. The riots proved to be the most destructive in modern U.S. history.

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