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Rodney King, whose beating by police in 1991 led to riots in Los Angeles was found dead on Sunday morning found in swimming pool, Reuters reports, King’s fiancée had...
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  • Reflecting on our progress since the 1991 L.A. riots

      Examiner | 2 years ago
    When Rodney King had a swimming pool built in his backyard, he inscribed two dates: March 3, 1991, when a random bystander videotaped a group of Los Angeles police beating him; and April 29, 1992, when a Simi Valley jury acquitted four officers in...
  • 911 Call Released In Rodney King's Death

      Big News Network | 2 years ago
    We knew Rodney King's fiance was there when rescuers pulled him from the pool early Sunday morning, but on Tuesday police released Cynthia Kelley's panicked 911 call where she frantically begged for rescue workers to rush to King's Southern...
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      Perez Hilton | 2 years ago
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  • Rodney King Death -- The 911 Call

      TMZ | 2 years ago
    TMZ has obtained the emotional 911 call placed by Rodney King 's fiancee moments after she discovered his body at the bottom of his pool in Rialto, CA Sunday. When asked to identify the body, his fiancee Cynthia Kelley tells the operator, "He's...
  • Rodney King's Mother Talks About Son's Sudden Death

      Sacramento News | 2 years ago
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  • Pot plants removed from King's house

      United Press International | 2 years ago
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  • Marijuana confiscated from King home

      The Daily Telegraph | 2 years ago
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  • Rodney King Remembered, Police Beating Led to LA Riots

      Voice of America | 2 years ago
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      The Huffington Post | 2 years ago
    Less than two months ago, Rodney King was giving interviews for the 20th anniversary of the 1992 LA riots. And yet, on early Sunday morning, King, age 47, was found dead at the bottom of his pool at his modest tract house in Rialto, 55 miles east of...
  • Rodney King Death Investigation: Cops Confiscate Marijuana Plants from His ...

      Laist | 2 years ago
    Today, police in Rialto "confiscated marijuana plants as well as a wood-handled pitchfork and hoe into evidence," according to L.A...Additionally, King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelley, told friends that he had been drinking all day Saturday in the hours...
  • Set Aside Your Murder Conspiracies: Rodney King's Death Was Most Likely an ...

      Gawker | 2 years ago
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      San Jose Mercury News | 2 years ago
    Yet for those old enough to remember what came to be known as the "Rodney King Riots," his name brings back bitter memories of a dark period in our country's history...It was a sad end to the troubled life of a man who had repeated brushes with the...
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      The Independent | 2 years ago
    Diary of a Teen Transsexual last Tuesday I was prepared for ignorant co... As Euro 2012 dominates the media's sporting agenda, one could assume England's impending debacle at ... Suggested Topics Two decades ago, Rodney King was an improbable martyr...
  • Rodney King Autopsy Complete -- No Cause of Death ... Yet

      TMZ | 2 years ago
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      Mail Online UK | 2 years ago
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      Laist | 2 years ago
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  • Friends Don't Buy Rodney King's Fiancee's Story

      Perez Hilton | 2 years ago
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  • Rodney King death: authorities to carry out autopsy after ruling out foul ...

      The Guardian | 2 years ago
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      Yeeeah | 2 years ago
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      Celebuzz | 2 years ago
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      National Public Radio | 2 years ago
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      People.com | 2 years ago
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  • Rodney King: a tragic end to a tragic life

      The Guardian | 2 years ago
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      Zee News | 2 years ago
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  • Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of ...

      Los Angeles Times | 2 years ago
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      Los Angeles Times | 2 years ago
    I recall a time last March when he and I were walking through his Rialto home...Without prompting, he opened up. "I'm just glad I survived what he did to me," he said, speaking of one of the officers, Stacey Koon. He held his two fingers about a...
  • Rodney King Dead -- Friends Are Not Buying Fiancee's Death Story

      TMZ | 2 years ago
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      Epoch Times | 2 years ago
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      Have U Heard?? | 2 years ago
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      San Jose Mercury News | 2 years ago
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  • Rodney King: From unwanted fame to untimely death

      The independent | 2 years ago
    Rep Lisa Brown caused outrage and the creation of two hashtags on twitter today after indulging in b... Members of parliament gathered in the House of Commons today to discuss something which has, for far... Suggested Topics Rodney King, the man who...
  • Rodney King Found Dead

      Pop Crunch | 2 years ago
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  • Rodney King, key figure in L.A. riots, dead at 47

      The Indianapolis Star | 2 years ago
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  • Rodney King Dies at the Age of 47

      Salem News | 2 years ago
    Rodney King, the man who became famous after his videotaped beating in 1991, is dead at the age of 47...King's fiancee Cynthia Kelly, called police at 5:25 am to report what she'd found...King's beating after a high-speed chase set the nation on fire,...
  • US civil rights catalyst Rodney King dead at 47

      Australian Broadcasting Corporation | 2 years ago
    Police say there are no immediate signs of foul play. "It's unknown if he had fallen in the pool or if there was some type of medical situation where he tripped and fell in the pool," Captain Randy Deanden of the Railto police department said...
  • Rodney King dead at 47

      Wellington Dominion | 2 years ago
    Rodney King, who came to symbolise racial tensions in the United States after his 1991 beating at the hands of police led to deadly riots in Los Angeles a year later, has been found dead in a swimming pool on in Rialto, California, police said. He...
  • Report: L.A. Police Brutality Victim Rodney King Found Dead In Pool

      NY1 | 2 years ago
    Rodney King, the man whose beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, has died. Published reports say King was found dead in his swimming pool. Police in Rialto, California tell CNN King's fiancee called 911 around 8:30 a.m. Sunday and that...
  • Rodney King, 47, Found Dead in Swimming Pool

      Extra | 2 years ago
    Getty Images Police in Rialto, California, received a 911 call from King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, about 5:25 AM, officials told CNN . When they responded, they found King at the bottom of the pool and attempted to revive him.
  • Rodney King Passes Away At 47

      Pink is the New Blog | 2 years ago
    As you may know, the 1992 LA riots erupted when the officers on trial for his beating were found not guilty of all charges, despite videotape evidence...According to initial reports, Rodney King drowned in his swimming pool ...Rodney King the man who...
  • Rodney King found dead

      Zee News | 2 years ago
    Police have ruled out any foul play in the preliminary investigation. However, an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The incident took place early Sunday morning when Rodney's fiancee, Cynthia Kelly found King at the bottom of...
  • Rodney King dead at 47 - beating by police triggered L.A. Riots of 1992

      The Dish Rag | 2 years ago
    Riots of 1992 Rodney King , the man whose beating by police (and the officers' subsequent acquittal) triggered the Los Angeles Riots of 1992, was found dead at the bottom of a pool early in the morning of June 17...According to TMZ , King's fiance,...
  • Rodney King Dead at 47

      US Magazine | 2 years ago
    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Rodney King , the man whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles police officers was caught on camera, passed away Sunday...Law enforcement officials tell CNN King was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool. TMZ reports...
  • Rodney King found dead

      Houston Chronicle | 2 years ago
    It was his fear of being stopped for drunken driving on March 3, 1991, King said, that initially led him to try to evade police who attempted to pull him over for speeding. After he did stop, four LA police officers hit him more than 50 times with...
  • Los Angeles beating victim Rodney King found dead: media reports

      The Globe & Mail | 2 years ago
    Reuters and The Associated Press Published Sunday, Jun. 17 2012, 11:26 AM EDT Last updated Sunday, Jun. 17 2012, 12:04 PM EDT Rodney King, whose 1991 beating at the hands of police led to deadly riots in Los Angeles the following year, was found dead...
  • Rodney King Is Dead: Reports

      People | 2 years ago
    Authorities and King's fiancee confirmed that he was found dead in a swimming pool, CNN reports . King was beaten by L.A. police in 1991 and the incident was caught on video. The acquittal of the officers involved sparked the riots that erupted in...
  • Rodney King | 1965-2012: Key figure in '92 L.A. riots dead at 47

      The Columbus Dispatch | 2 years ago
    June 17 (Reuters) Rodney King, whose police brutality case in 1991 led to deadly riots in Los Angeles, was found dead in a swimming pool on Sunday in Rialto, California, police told CNN. King, 47, whose beating at the hands of Los Angeles police was...
  • Rodney King found dead in pool, police say

      The Globe & Mail | 2 years ago
    26 AM EDT Last updated Sunday, Jun. 17 2012, 11:39 AM EDT Police in California say Rodney King, whose beating by police sparked riots in Los Angeles in 1992 after the officers involved were acquitted, was found dead in a pool.
  • LA riots figure Rodney King dead

      BBC | 2 years ago
    Los Angeles riots figure Rodney King found dead Rodney King, the figure at the centre of the Los Angeles riots 20 years ago, has been found dead aged 47, according to US media reports. His fiancee found his body at the bottom of a swimming pool, but...
  • Rodney King dead at 47, report says

      The Courier-Mail | 2 years ago
    King, whose videotaped 1991 beating by Los Angeles police officers led to riots, was found dead on Sunday morning local time, sources told TMZ...King's fiancee reportedly found him dead at the bottom of a swimming pool. On March 3, 1991, King was...
  • Rodney King Dead at 47

      TMZ | 2 years ago
    According to our sources, King's fiancee found him dead at the bottom of a pool...The officers involved in the incident were acquitted the following year and the announcement of the verdict led to the Los Angeles riots.  Story developing .


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