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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.

20 Years After the Rodney King Riots

May 1, 2012
Sunday marked the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Rodney King Riots in Los Angeles. In 1992, major rioting would continue until May 25. Much has changed since those days of anti-police rioting, yet much has remained the same.

How the Rodney King Riot Changed the LAPD

April 27, 2012
Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riot that followed the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers who were prosecuted by the state for using excessive force on Rodney King. There was extensive looting and burning, and 53 people lost their lives.

Rodney King Arrested for DUI

July 13, 2011
Rodney King's arrest Tuesday on a drunk driving charge is the latest run-in with law enforcement for the man whose videotaped beating sparked the Los Angeles Riots in 1992.

LAPD Chief: Rodney King Arrest Wouldn't Happen Today

March 4, 2011
For the 20-year anniversary of the Rodney King incident, POLICE Magazine has prepared several perspectives and collected others that paint a fuller picture of the incident's impact on law enforcement.

Cops More Aware of Citizen Video, 20 Years After King Arrest

March 4, 2011
Compared to the Los Angeles Police officers who arrested Rodney King, cops today are much more aware of the fact that someone is almost always watching, and potentially recording, their actions.

Rodney King Stopped by Officers After Driving Erratically

March 4, 2011
Rodney King was pulled over by an Arcadia (Calif.) PD police officer about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, after driving erratically in a green Mitsubishi.

TASERs Can Prevent Another Rodney King Incident

March 4, 2011
Back on March 3, 1991, when LAPD officer confronted the then very large and resistive Rodney King, one of the first tools they tried to use on him was a TASER. They shot him twice with it. To very little effect. And things went downhill and got out of control.

Lessons Learned from the Rodney King Arrest

March 4, 2011
Former LAPD Capt. Greg Meyer writes about three factors, including the loss of the carotid control hold, overly aggressive baton training, and the ineffective 7-watt TASERs in use at the time.

My Memories of the Rodney King Riots? Rage and Frustration

March 4, 2011
Traffic on the I-10 Freeway was non-existent, save for those who absolutely had to go to work under a hazy film of smoky clouds. I remember thinking that all of the other commuters must have been either cops or firefighters.

Do We Still Need Batons?

March 1, 2009

The Rodney King incident still colors how the public views the use of batons. For that reason and others, some officers are reluctant to use the tool.

What Really Happened During the Rodney King Riots

July 4, 2008
For several months prior to the riots, intelligence reports rolled across my desk about activity in the Jordan Downs, Imperial Courts, and Nickerson Gardens Housing Projects. Drug dealers were financing meetings of gang members from rival gangs, and these meetings were being arbitrated by OGs (veteran gang members) or the Fruit of Islam, Black Muslim security units.
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