Rodney King


Born: 4/2/1965 in Sacramento, California, USA
Died: 6/17/2012
Age: 47
Cause of death: drug-induced heart problem in his pool, drowned

Full name: Rodney Glen King
Noted For: victim of a videotaped beating involving seven Los Angeles police officers on 3 March 1991. Four officers were tried; three were acquitted and the jury failed to reach a verdict on the fourth. Their acquitals on 29 April 1992 prompted a riot in which 54 people died. Two officers were subsequently found guilty of civil rights violations in federal court, and King was paid $3.8 million by the city of Los Angeles.
Quotation: "Can we all get along?"

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