Monday, March 2, 2015

This Day in LA History: March 3, 1991 Rodney King Beating

On March 3, 1991, Rodney King was caught by the Los Angeles police after a high-speed chase. The officers pulled him out of the car and beat brutally assaulted him, while someone caught it all on videotape. The four L.A.P.D. officers involved were indicted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and excessive use of force by a police officer. However, after a three-month trial, a predominantly white jury acquitted the officers, inflaming citizens and sparking the violent 1992 Los Angeles riots

L.A riots of 1992

A few YouTube videos of this incident 

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