Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American construction worker who became well known after being beaten harshly by Los Angeles police officers during a traffic stop on March 3, 1991. George Holliday, a resident in the nearby area, witnessed the beating and videotaped much of it from the balcony of his nearby apartment.

June 2012 - Rodney King who became nationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles police officers dies at 47

Where they are now LAPD officers involved in the original Rodney King case

Where they are now

Where they are now LAPD officers involved in the original Rodney King case

1991, Rodney King after his beating.

Rodney King after his beating Rodney G. King, whose beating in 1991 by the police was captured on video and led to riots in Los Angeles the next year after officers involved in the case were.

L.A. Burning: 25 Years Later Documentary to Air For 25th Anniversary Since The Rodney King Case Acquittal

Burning: 25 Years Later Documentary to Air For Anniversary Since The Rodney King Case Acquittal

Rodney King The not-guilty verdict for King’s beating case against the LAPD was broadcast April 29, 1992, and immediately incited riots around South Central Los Angeles

Rodney King The not-guilty verdict for King’s beating case against the LAPD was broadcast April and immediately incited riots around South Central Los Angeles

Rodney King case prompted cops to shoot instead of swing baton to avoid legal woes, defense lawyer says on 25th anniversary of infamous videotaped beating by LAPD

Rodney King beating prompted cops to shoot more: lawyer

Rodney King case prompted cops to shoot instead of swing baton to avoid legal woes, defense lawyer says on anniversary of infamous videotaped beating by LAPD

Black Then​August 4, 1993: A Federal Judge Sentences LAPD Officers In The Rodney King Case. | Black Then

Black Then​August 4, 1993: A Federal Judge Sentences LAPD Officers In The Rodney King Case. | Black Then

Riots Around The World | ... riots erupted after the verdicts in the Rodney King case were

After L.A. Riots, A Failed Effort For A Broken City

A fire burns out of control at the corner of St. and West Blvd. in South Central Los Angeles, April Hundreds of stores were burned after rioting erupted after the verdicts in the Rodney King assault case.

'Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992': Film Review  In 'Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992' '12 Years a Slave' screenwriter John Ridley has compiled an oral history of the Rodney King case exploring its roots as well as its aftermath.  read more

In 'Let It Fall: Los Angeles Years a Slave' screenwriter John Ridley has compiled an oral history of the Rodney King case, exploring its roots as well as its aftermath.

10 TV Trials That Shook The World: Casey Anthony, OJ Simpson, Rodney King Gallery - The Hollywood Reporter

10 TV Trials That Shook The World: Casey Anthony, OJ Simpson, Rodney King Gallery - The Hollywood Reporter

Watts Truce: Days before the LA riots inspired by the unjust ruling of the infamous Rodney King case, gangs called for peace in the area

Historic 1992 Watts gang truce — bigger than the LA Riots?

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