Rodney King

Victim of Police Brutality
Born Apr 2, 1965

Rodney Glen King was an American construction worker who became well known after being beaten harshly by Los Angeles police officers during a traffic stop on 3 March 1991. A bystander, George Holliday, witnessed the beating and videotaped much of the incident from a distance.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on April 2, 1965.


1984 19 Years Old King was born in Sacramento, California, the son of Ronald King and Odessa King. He and his four siblings grew up in Altadena, California. King's father died in 1984 at the age of 42.


1989 24 Years Old In November 1989, King robbed a store in Monterey Park, California. … Read More
Early on the morning of March 3, 1991, King, with two passengers, Bryant Allen and Freddie Helms, were driving a 1987 Hyundai Excel or a Mitsubishi Precis west on the Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210) in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. … Read More
1992 27 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The acquittals are generally considered to have triggered the 1992 Los Angeles riots, in which 55 people were killed and over 2,000 were injured, ending only when the California national guard was called in. The acquittals also led to the federal government's obtaining grand jury indictments for violations of King's civil rights. The trial of the four in a federal district court ended on April 16, 1993, with two of the officers being found guilty and subsequently imprisoned. … Read More
1993 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Based on these indictments a trial of the four officers in the United States District Court for the Central District of California began on February 25, 1993. … Read More


1995 30 Years Old In July 1995, he was arrested by Alhambra police after hitting his wife with his car and knocking her to the ground. … Read More
2003 38 Years Old On August 27, 2003, King was arrested again for speeding and running a red light while under the influence of alcohol. … Read More


2007 - 2008 2 More Events
2009 44 Years Old 1 More Event
King won a celebrity boxing match against ex–Chester City (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) police officer Simon Aouad on Friday, September 11, 2009, at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport in Essington, Pennsylvania.
2010 45 Years Old On September 9, 2010, it was confirmed that King was going to marry Cynthia Kelly, who had been a juror in the civil suit he brought against the City of Los Angeles. … Read More
This arrest led to his February 2012 misdemeanor conviction for reckless driving.
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