NPR Story
9:42 am
Sun June 17, 2012

Rodney King Found Dead

Originally published on Sun June 17, 2012 10:23 am

Rodney King — whose 1991 beating by police officers was filmed and lead to riots in Los Angeles — was found at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday. He was 47. Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates about the beating and how its aftermath changed race relations in America forever.