TIME Magazine Cover: Los Angeles Riots -- May 11, 1992 Rodney King

TIME Magazine Cover: Los Angeles Riots -- May 11, 1992 Rodney King

The recent sudden death of Rodney King brings back memories of those terrible days in the spring of 1992 that ended in more than 50 deaths, thousands of injuries, and a billion dollars in property damage. The shockingly violent videotaped beating of Rodney King and the subsequent acquittal of four LAPD officers accused of the deed sparked massive riots throughout South Central Los Angeles. The riots proved to be the most destructive in modern U.S. history.

The recent sudden death of Rodney King brings back memories of those terrible days in the spring of 1992 that ended in more than 50 deaths, thousands of injuries, and a billion dollars in property damage. The shockingly violent videotaped beating of Rodney King and the subsequent acquittal of four LAPD officers accused of the deed sparked massive riots throughout South Central Los Angeles. The riots proved to be the most destructive in modern U.S. history.

LA Riots of 1992. Around 2,000 injured and 53 died during the riots characterized by looting, arson, and assults.

LA Riots of 1992. Around 2,000 injured and 53 died during the riots characterized by looting, arson, and assults.

Rodney King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rodney King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King by L.A.P.D. officers, and subsequent riots triggered by the acquittal of the officers involved, rocked L.A. and the nation. The events brought to the forefront concerns about racism and police brutality within the L.A.P.D. Some, including former L.A.P.D. Police Chief Daryl Gates, say the the way Los Angeles responded to these events helped set the stage for the Rampart scandal. Here are the views of some of the folks involved.

The 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King by L.A.P.D. officers, and subsequent riots triggered by the acquittal of the officers involved, rocked L.A. and the nation. The events brought to the forefront concerns about racism and police brutality within the L.A.P.D. Some, including former L.A.P.D. Police Chief Daryl Gates, say the the way Los Angeles responded to these events helped set the stage for the Rampart scandal. Here are the views of some of the folks involved.

African-American Rodney King beaten by police innocent of any crime. 1990

African-American Rodney King beaten by police innocent of any crime. 1990

Rodney King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rodney King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rodney King 4-2

Rodney King 4-2

Rodney King Open Casket

Rodney King Open Casket

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