Back Stories: Waiting For Word On The Rodney King VerdictThe beating of Rodney King became a local story for the entire country.
Rodney King Found Dead In Swimming Pool At 47Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, was found at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday and later pronounced dead. He was 47.

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