Rodney King was a victim of a police brutality case that led to public protests and riots. Rodney King shows the injuries he received in a beating by Los Angeles police officers on March 3, 1991.
•The photo, taken three days after the attack, was one of three introduced into evidence by the prosecution in the trial of four LAPD officers in a Simi Valley, California courtroom on March 24, 1992.
•The police officers caught King after a high-speed chase, dragged him from his car, and brutally beat him.
•An amateur cameraman, George Holliday, took a video which was broadcast nationally of what happened.
•The officers were indicted for assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force, but after a three-month trial three officers were acquitted by an all-white jury and they declared a mistrial for the fourth.
•The result sparked the L.A. riots. Over 50 people were killed during the explosive riots.
•Nine years later, two of the officers were found guilty of civil rights violations and sentenced to prison.