Gone Too Soon!! Rodney King Found Dead in A Los Angeles Swimming Pool (video inside)

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The man most noted for being beaten at the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department was found dead this morning at the bottom of his swimming pool.

According to our sources, King’s fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they responded to a call at 5:25 AM PT. We’re told they physically removed King from the pool and attempted CPR.

Rodney King was pronounced dead at 6:11 AM.

The vicious beating of Rodney King which was caught on tape, March 3 1991 by bystander George Holiday angered many. But at the same time it gave people some sort of hope that things would change. The video tape was seemed the crucial piece of evidence that many had long been waiting for that would vindicate thousands of Black and Brown folks living in Southern, Cali who had long complained about the brutality of LAPD…Many felt it would lead to the arrest and criminal punishment of the 4 officers who were seen striking King over 50 times with batons and tasering him. The video tape underscored the long list of social and political conditions that were leading up to the 92 Uprisings.

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The infamous beating of Rodney King caught on tape

Source: TMZ

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