June 17th, 2012
Rodney King , the motorist who was videotaped two decades ago by a bystander as Los Angeles police officers severely beat him during an arrest, is dead.
He was found dead by his fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, at the bottom of a pool.
In March 1991, King was infamously kicked and hit 56 times with police batons and tasered. Footage of the beating and the later acquittal of the officers involved led to the L.A. riots.Read more...