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Rodney Glen King
Birth: Apr. 2, 1965
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 2012
Rialto
San Bernardino County
California, USA

He was the central figure in the police brutality case involving the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on March 3, 1991. A bystander videotaped much of the incident from a distance. The footage showed seven officers surrounding the solitary King, with several LAPD officers repeatedly striking him with their batons while the other officers stood by watching. A portion of this footage was aired by news agencies around the world, causing public outrage that increased tension between the local black community and the LAPD, resulting in increased anger over police brutality, racism and social inequalities in Los Angeles. Four LAPD officers were later tried in a state court for the beating; three were acquitted and the jury failed to reach a verdict for the fourth. The announcement of the acquittals sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots. A later federal trial for civil rights violations ended with two of the officers found guilty and sent to prison and the other two officers acquitted. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Exaltation section, Lot 3160, Space 3
 
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Originally Created by: JohnRobert Mauney
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92047665
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Rest peacefully
-Anonymous
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- MacBean
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- God's grace is sufficient.
 Added: Aug. 15, 2014
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