Rodney King Found Dead In Swimming Pool

Rodney King, the man whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers in 1991 sparked some of the deadliest race riots in U.S. history, was found dead on Sunday. He was 47.

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    Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was caught on camera and sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers involved, was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday, authorities and his fiancee said. He was 47. Police in Rialto ...
    06/18/2012 - 4:34 am | View Link
  • Rodney King Dies In Swimming Pool At Age 47
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  • 1991 L.A. police beating victim Rodney King found dead
    LOS ANGELES 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.
    06/17/2012 - 9:50 pm | View Link
  • Rodney King Found Dead in Swimming Pool
    Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police in 1991 led to the L.A. riots, was found dead at his California home on Sunday. He was 47. Police said King’s fiancée discovered him at the bottom of the swimming pool at their Rialto, Calif., home, about ...
    06/17/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • BREAKING: Rodney King Found Dead In Swimming Pool
    Early 1990’s cultural icon Rodney King has reportedly passed away at the age of 47 this weekend after being discovered dead in a California swimming pool. Details on King’s shocking passing surfaced early Sunday (June 17) morning. Rodney King, who came ...
    06/17/2012 - 8:42 am | View Link
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