LOS ANGELES — Rodney King, whose videotaped 1991 beating by Los Angeles police officers led to riots, was found dead Sunday morning, sources told TMZ. He was 47.
King’s fiancee reportedly found him dead at the bottom of a swimming pool.
On March 3, 1991, King was beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers after a high-speed car chase, an infamous case of police brutality that was captured on camera by a bystander and broadcast around the world.
Four officers were tried for the assault but were acquitted, a decision that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
Two of the officers were later found guilty of civil rights violations in a federal court and jailed. The other two officers were again acquitted.
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