1991 La Police Beating Victim Rodney King Found Dead

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rodney King, the black man who came to symbolize racial tensions in the United States after his 1991 beating by police led to riots in Los Angeles a year later, was found dead in a swimming pool on Sunday in Rialto, California, police said. He was 47.

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    Rodney King, the black man who came to symbolize racial tensions in the United States after his 1991 beating by police led to riots in Los Angeles a year later, was found dead in a swimming pool on Sunday in Rialto, California, police said. He was 47.
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  • LA police beating victim Rodney King found dead
    Rodney King has died. King was at the centre of the 1991 police brutality case, which set off the deadly Los Angeles riots the following year. Officials say King, who was 47, was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool. They say there's no sign of foul ...
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    Rodney King poses for a portrait after a book signing for ''The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption'' in New York in this April 24, 2012 file photo. Rodney King, who came to symbolize racial tensions in the United States after his 1991 ...
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  • 1990s LA police beating victim Rodney King found dead
    Reuters - — Rodney King, whose police brutality case in 1991 led to deadly riots in Los Angeles, was found dead in a swimming pool on Sunday in Rialto, California, police told CNN. King, 47, whose beating at the hands of Los Angeles police was captured ...
    06/17/2012 - 4:47 am | View Link
  • 1991 LA police beating victim Rodney King found dead
    "Preliminary indications are that this is a drowning with no signs of foul play," Rialto police said in a statement. King was discovered by his fiancée, said Rialto police Captain Randy De Anda. The San Bernardino County Coroner's office will conduct an ...
    06/16/2012 - 7:07 pm | View Link
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