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 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 55 ...
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  • Rodney King dead at 47
    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 ...
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  • Rodney King dead: Key figures of 1992 Los Angeles riots
    King’s videotaped beating on the night of March 3, 1991, triggered the riot more than a year later when the officers who beat him were acquitted of all charges. During the ensuing violence, he went on national TV to plead with people, “Can we all get ...
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  • Rodney King Dies In Swimming Pool At Age 47
    In California Sunday, Rodney King was found dead in his swimming pool. King's beating by police in 1991 ... Authorities do not suspect foul play. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates spent time with King earlier this year, and has this remembrance.
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  • Rodney King found dead in his swimming pool *
    Rodney King's fiancee called for help about 5:25 this morning, saying he was at the bottom of their swimming pool in the city of Rialto. Police officers removed King from the pool and attempted to revive him. He was pronounced dead at Arrowhead Regional ...
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