The Good Feed Blog editors share news that Rodney King, victim of LAPD brutality in 1991, was found dead this morning.
Police in Rialto, California, received a 911 call from King’s fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, about 5:25 a.m., said Capt. Randy DeAnda. Responding officers found King at the bottom of the pool, removed him and attempted to revive him. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, DeAnda said.
There were no preliminary signs of foul play, he said, and no obvious injuries on King’s body. Police are conducting a drowning investigation, DeAnda said, and King’s body would be autopsied.
This past May marked the 21-year anniversary of the infamous beating King received from four white LAPD officers.
GMP readers, what do you recall most about Rodney King?