Rodney King cops

After the cops who beat Rodney King following a 1991 car chase were acquitted, riots ripped through the city of Los Angeles and it became the most destructive race riots in history.</br></br>The LA riots spanned three days and left 55 dead and over 2,000 injured. King was awarded $3.8 million in damages.</br></br>King was found at the bottom of pool in July of 2012 at the age of 47. An autopsy determined he had a mix of PCP, marijuana, alcohol and cocaine in his system.
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( George Holliday / March 3, 1991 )

After the cops who beat Rodney King following a 1991 car chase were acquitted, riots ripped through the city of Los Angeles and it became the most destructive race riots in history.

The LA riots spanned three days and left 55 dead and over 2,000 injured. King was awarded $3.8 million in damages.

King was found at the bottom of pool in July of 2012 at the age of 47. An autopsy determined he had a mix of PCP, marijuana, alcohol and cocaine in his system.

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