Rodney King, who became an international figure overnight after his beating by police spark the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was a "symbol of civil rights," the Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday after news broke of King's death.
Details began to emerge Sunday about the death of Rodney King, a key figure in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. He was 47 and died at his Rialto home. King’s fiancée called 911 about 5:25 a.m. and said she found... Read Post
A day after news broke that Rodney King, the man whose beating by police helped spark the 1992 Los Angeles riots, died in his Rialto swimming pool at age 47, The Times' coverage of King continues to draw high readership online. Read Post