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Rodney King Found Dead

June 17, 2012  | 

Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by LAPD officers sparked a national debate about police use of force two decades ago, died Sunday at his home in Rialto, Calif.

Investigators with the Rialto Police Department are treating King's death as accidental; he was found submerged in his pool after his fiancee called 911, reports the Los Angeles Times.

In recent years, King had been pulled over several times for driving erratically, and April 29 marked the 20-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of the officers taped in 1991 beating King.

Related:

LAPD Chief: Rodney King Arrest Wouldn't Happen Today

Lessons Learned from the Rodney King Arrest

Tags: LAPD, Rodney King Arrest


Comments (2)

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Tom Ret @ 6/18/2012 6:25 PM

Anyone want to bet he had drug(s) in his system at the time of death.

Bob@Az. @ 6/18/2012 6:48 PM

Oh great! Now wait for sharpton & obuma to find out how to blame the LAPD for this. By the way, that wasn't a pool, it was a toilet bowl.

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