Rodney King found dead in swimming pool

King, whose beating by Los Angeles Police in 1992 sparked riots after the acquittal of four officers, is dead at 47.


RIALTO, Calif.  – Sunday, June 17, 2012 – Rodney King was found unconscious at the bottom of his swimming pool Sunday, according to authorities.  Attempts to revive him was unsuccessful and King was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police in Rialto received a 911 call from a resident at King’s home (presumed to be his fiancee).

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  1. sad loss of somone who could have been a great leade

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