Rodney King

Victim of Police Brutality
Born Apr 2, 1965
Hometown Sacramento, Calif...
Died Jun 17, 2012
Death Place U.S.
Height 6' 0'' (1.8m)
Other Names King, Rodney

Rodney Glen King is best known as a victim in a police brutality case involving the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on March 3, 1991. A bystander, George Holliday, videotaped much of the incident from a distance. The footage showed seven officers surrounding the solitary King, with several LAPD officers repeatedly striking a helpless King with their batons while the other officers stood by watching, without taking any action to stop the beating.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on April 2, 1965.


2012 47 Years Old On August 23, 2012, King's autopsy results were released, stating he died of accidental drowning, and alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, and PCP found in his system were contributing factors. "The effects of the drugs and alcohol, combined with the subject's heart condition, probably precipitated a cardiac arrhythmia and the subject, thus incapacitated, was unable to save himself and drowned". … Read More
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