The woman who intervened when an officer pulled over one of her sons, leading to a racially-charged scuffle that set off the 1965 Watts riot, has died.
One of Rodney King’s daughters remembered him not as a civil rights figure, but as a “gentle giant” of a father, as he was buried Saturday.
The family of Rodney King is asking the public for donations so they can lay the man, best known for being beaten by Los Angeles police officers, to rest.
Rodney King, the man at the center of an infamous police beating which ignited the 1992 Los Angeles riots, died Sunday at the age of 47, his publicist confirmed.
Los Angeles Councilmember Bernard C. Parks said Sunday he is saddened by the death of Rodney King.
Twenty years later, Rep. Karen Bass looks back at the tragic unfolding of the Los Angeles Riots.
Twenty years after the L.A. riots, KCAL9 News is taking a look at the people and organizations that have addressed the civil unrest that catalyzed that event.
Events will be held across Southern California Sunday to mark the 20th anniversary of the L.A. Riots, triggered by the acquittal of four LAPD police officers after they were charged with beating a black man during a traffic stop.