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Rodney King
  • Name: Rodney King
  • Born: 04/02/1965
  • Died: 06/17/2012 (47 years old)
  • Occupation: Author, activist

Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American construction worker turned writer after surviving an act of police brutality by the Los Angeles Police Department. On March 3, 1991, King was beaten by LAPD officers after a high-speed chase during his arrest for drunk driving on I-210. A civilian, George Holliday, filmed the incident from his nearby balcony and sent the footage to local news station KTLA. The footage clearly showed an unarmed King on the ground being beaten after initially evading arrest. The incident was covered by news media around the world and caused a public furor.

Birth Name: Rodney Glen King

Notable Works: The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption

Alias: Rodney Glen King

Birth Place: Sacramento, California, U.S.

Death Place: Rialto, California, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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