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John Barnett has a history of winning what many people consider can't-win cases. (credit: CBS)

Only On 2: Lawyer Who Won Acquittal In Kelly Thomas Case Has History Of Getting Police Cleared

After seeing the videotape, the lawyer admitted he even said to himself, ‘This doesn’t look good.’

01/15/2014

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FBI Releases Files From Rodney King Beating Investigation

Granting a “Freedom of Information Act,” request, the FBI on Wednesday released the files of its early investigation into the Rodney King beating.

07/10/2013

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Rodney King’s Death Ruled An Accidental Drowning

Rodney King died as the result of an accidental drowning, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s official report released Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/23/2012

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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)

Candlelight Vigil Held In Memory Of Rodney King

A week after he was found dead in the swimming pool of his Rialto home, friends and family gathered this evening to remember the life of Rodney King.

06/23/2012

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Rialto Police Release Audio Of Rodney King 911 Call

Police have released the 911 audio of the call reporting Rodney King at the bottom of his Rialto pool.

06/19/2012

Rodney King Vigil

Dozens Gather In Leimert Park To Pay Tribute To Civil Rights Icon Rodney King

Dozens of people gathered in L.A.’s Leimert Park neighborhood to remember King and pay tribute to his role as a civil rights icon.

06/18/2012

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)

Autopsy Results For Rodney King Deferred

Autopsy results for Rodney King, the man at the center of an infamous police beating that ignited the 1992 Los Angeles riots, were deferred Monday pending additional toxicology results.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/18/2012

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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LAPD Chief Honors Santa Ana Officers For Service During LA Riots

Police officers in Santa Ana have finally been recognized for their service from over 20 years ago.

CBS Los Angeles–04/20/2012

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What Is Your Memory Of The LA Riots?

CBS2 anchor Pat Harvey takes a look back at one of the most destructive urban uprisings in American history in a half hour special “Eye on Our Community: The L.A. Riots — 20 Years Later” to air Sunday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. on CBS2.

04/13/2012

A man passes in front of a line of policemen in Los Angeles on April 30, 1992. Riots broke out in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four police officers accused of beating a black youth, Rodney King, in 1991, hours after the verdict was announced. (credit: MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Trayvon Who? Most Angelenos See Improved Race Relations Post-LA Riots

Amid a national debate over the Trayvon Martin case, most LA residents are upbeat about race relations in the city.

04/12/2012

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Rodney King Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges

Rodney King has pleaded not guilty to DUI charges stemming from his arrest in July. King pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges in a Riverside courtroom Monday afternoon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/08/2011

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