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Rodney King, whose beating led to LA riots, dies

LOS ANGELES — Just a few months ago, Rodney King was once again the center of attention as the world checked back in on the man whose videotaped beating by police sparked one of the nation's worst race riots.

King had left Los Angeles behind, moving an hour east to a home where neighbors would often hear him splashing in the pool late at night.

AP Photo/Courtesy of KTLA Los Angeles, George Holliday

This March 3, 1991 image made from video provided by KTLA Los Angeles shows police officers beating a man, later identified as Rodney King. King the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by L...


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