Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 15, 1991: 4 Los Angeles police officers charged with beating Rodney King

20 years ago today, on this day, March 15, 1991, four Los Angeles police officers were indicted on charges of assualt and filing false police reports. The victim was Rodney King. A bystander, George Holliday, videotaped much of the incident from a distance. Here is the video of the assault:

The trial went on until April 29, 1992, where a jury of 10 whites and 2 hispanics found the officers NOT GUILTY on all counts, even with the evidence of the videotape. Craziness then ensued...

Here is an example:

More 1992 LA Riot videos coming soon!

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