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'''Rodney King''' was a [[PCP]] user who was stopped and arrested in 1991 for driving under the influence and speeding.  The brutal arrest was been video-taped by a passer-by, and made news worldwide, leading to charges of [[police brutality]]. The four officers were charged, but a state jury convicted only one, and a federal jury convicted only two.  The state acquittal of the police officers involved was a strong contributer to the [[1992 Los Angeles riots]].
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'''Rodney King''' was a [[PCP]] user who was stopped and arrested in 1991 for driving under the influence and speeding.  The arrest was been video-taped by a passer-by, and made news worldwide, leading to charges of [[police brutality]]. The four officers were charged, but a state jury convicted only one, and a federal jury convicted only two.  The state acquittal of the police officers involved was a strong contributer to the [[1992 Los Angeles riots]].
  
 
Rodney King has been arrested multiple times for intoxicated and dangerous driving several times since the incident.
 
Rodney King has been arrested multiple times for intoxicated and dangerous driving several times since the incident.

Revision as of 18:01, 5 November 2008

Rodney King was a PCP user who was stopped and arrested in 1991 for driving under the influence and speeding. The arrest was been video-taped by a passer-by, and made news worldwide, leading to charges of police brutality. The four officers were charged, but a state jury convicted only one, and a federal jury convicted only two. The state acquittal of the police officers involved was a strong contributer to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Rodney King has been arrested multiple times for intoxicated and dangerous driving several times since the incident.