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Woman Whose Arrest Touched Off 1965 LA Riots Dies

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.

06/22/2013

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Rodney King Laid To Rest At Forest Lawn

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.

06/30/2012

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Rodney King’s Family Asking For Donations To Help Defray Costs Of $22K Funeral

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.

06/25/2012

Rodney King speaks with fans before presenting his autobiographical book "The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption" at the Eso Won Book Store in Los Angeles on April 30, 2012. The 1992 police beating of Rodney King sparked the LA riots that left more than 50 people dead. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)

Rodney King Found Dead In Rialto At 47

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.

06/17/2012

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Leaders React To Rodney King’s Death

Los Angeles Councilmember Bernard C. Parks said Sunday he is saddened by the death of Rodney King.

06/17/2012

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Assemblywoman Karen Bass Shares Her Memories Of LA Riots

Twenty years later, Rep. Karen Bass looks back at the tragic unfolding of the Los Angeles Riots.

04/29/2012

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LA Riots Inspired The Advancement Project To Become Major Force Behind Police Reform

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.

04/29/2012

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Los Angeles Residents To Mark 20th Anniversay Of LA Riots

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.

04/28/2012