The 1992 Los Angeles riots were a series of riots that occured over a series of six days in Los Angeles metropolitan area in California in April 1992. The rioting started on April 29, 1992, after a jury trial resulted in the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King following a high-speed police pursuit.

The 1992 Los Angeles riots were a series of riots that occured over a series of six days in Los Angeles metropolitan area in California in April 1992. The rioting started on April 29, 1992, after a jury trial resulted in the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King following a high-speed police pursuit.

The 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King by L.A.P.D. officers, and subsequent riots triggered by the acquittal of the officers involved, rocked L.A. and the nation. The events brought to the forefront concerns about racism and police brutality within the L.A.P.D. Some, including former L.A.P.D. Police Chief Daryl Gates, say the the way Los Angeles responded to these events helped set the stage for the Rampart scandal. Here are the views of some of the folks involved.

The 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King by L.A.P.D. officers, and subsequent riots triggered by the acquittal of the officers involved, rocked L.A. and the nation. The events brought to the forefront concerns about racism and police brutality within the L.A.P.D. Some, including former L.A.P.D. Police Chief Daryl Gates, say the the way Los Angeles responded to these events helped set the stage for the Rampart scandal. Here are the views of some of the folks involved.

4/29/1992  Rodney King trial verdict announced http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rodney-king-trial-verdict-announced

4/29/1992 Rodney King trial verdict announced http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rodney-king-trial-verdict-announced

This picture of one of the consequences of the Rodney King trial in L.A. I remember watching live on CNN. It was DEVASTATING to see this caucasion male trucker take a beating at the hands of a number of black kids. These 2 brave men came to the rescue and called for help.

This picture of one of the consequences of the Rodney King trial in L.A. I remember watching live on CNN. It was DEVASTATING to see this caucasion male trucker take a beating at the hands of a number of black kids. These 2 brave men came to the rescue and called for help.

Rodney King April 9, 1965- June 17 2012..was caught by the Los Angeles police after a high-speed chase on March 3, 1991. The officers pulled him out of the car and beat him brutally, while amateur cameraman George Holliday caught it all on tape. RIP

Rodney King April 9, 1965- June 17 2012..was caught by the Los Angeles police after a high-speed chase on March 3, 1991. The officers pulled him out of the car and beat him brutally, while amateur cameraman George Holliday caught it all on tape. RIP

10 TV Trials That Shook The World: Casey Anthony, OJ Simpson, Rodney King Gallery - The Hollywood Reporter

10 TV Trials That Shook The World: Casey Anthony, OJ Simpson, Rodney King Gallery - The Hollywood Reporter

A look at prominent figures in 1992 riot, where they are now #plumber #culver #city http://jamaica.remmont.com/a-look-at-prominent-figures-in-1992-riot-where-they-are-now-plumber-culver-city/  # YahooNews A look at prominent figures in 1992 riot, where they are now FILE – In this May 1, 1992 file photo, Rodney King speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles pleading for the end to the rioting and looting that has plagued the city following the verdicts in the trial against four Los…

A look at prominent figures in 1992 riot, where they are now #plumber #culver #city http://jamaica.remmont.com/a-look-at-prominent-figures-in-1992-riot-where-they-are-now-plumber-culver-city/ # YahooNews A look at prominent figures in 1992 riot, where they are now FILE – In this May 1, 1992 file photo, Rodney King speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles pleading for the end to the rioting and looting that has plagued the city following the verdicts in the trial against four Los…

Race in America: Stream National Geographic’s ‘LA 92,’ a documentary about the 1992 Rodney King trial riots, for free through May 11

Race in America: Stream National Geographic’s ‘LA 92,’ a documentary about the 1992 Rodney King trial riots, for free through May 11

RARE EAZY E INTERVIEW SPEAKS ON RODNEY KING TRIAL L'A RIOTS - YouTube

RARE EAZY E INTERVIEW SPEAKS ON RODNEY KING TRIAL L'A RIOTS - YouTube

The Trials of The Los Angeles Police Officers accused in the Rodney King beating.

The Trials of The Los Angeles Police Officers accused in the Rodney King beating.

Today is the 21st anniversary of the uprising in Los Angeles shortly after the Rodney King trial verdict was announced. "Sa-I-Gu", Korean for April 29, opens a window on Korean American women in Los Angeles whose stores -- and lives...

Today is the 21st anniversary of the uprising in Los Angeles shortly after the Rodney King trial verdict was announced. "Sa-I-Gu", Korean for April 29, opens a window on Korean American women in Los Angeles whose stores -- and lives...

Spin: How the news coverage of the Rodney King trial failed - YouTube

Spin: How the news coverage of the Rodney King trial failed - YouTube

It has been 20 years since the L.A. riots. Here’s a photo taken on May 1, 1992, by Gary Leonard of national guards on patrol at 1st St. and Alameda St. after the verdicts of the Rodney King trial were announced. Behind them is Barbara Kruger’s mural on the wall of what was then The Temporary Contemporary (now The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA).

It has been 20 years since the L.A. riots. Here’s a photo taken on May 1, 1992, by Gary Leonard of national guards on patrol at 1st St. and Alameda St. after the verdicts of the Rodney King trial were announced. Behind them is Barbara Kruger’s mural on the wall of what was then The Temporary Contemporary (now The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA).

Short Film: Son Shine/ Directed by Katrelle Kindred   On the eve of his thirteenth birthday, Hakeem Brown disobeys his father by sneaking out of the house to participate in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots after the Rodney King Trial verdict is announced. On the eve of his thirteenth birthday, Hakeem Brown disobeys his father by sneaking out of the house to participate in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots after the Rodney King Trial verdict is announced.

Short Film: Son Shine/ Directed by Katrelle Kindred On the eve of his thirteenth birthday, Hakeem Brown disobeys his father by sneaking out of the house to participate in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots after the Rodney King Trial verdict is announced. On the eve of his thirteenth birthday, Hakeem Brown disobeys his father by sneaking out of the house to participate in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots after the Rodney King Trial verdict is announced.

Protestors angry about the outcome of the Rodney King trial (Gary Leonard Collection, photographed by Gary Leonard on April 29, 1992).

Protestors angry about the outcome of the Rodney King trial (Gary Leonard Collection, photographed by Gary Leonard on April 29, 1992).

August 4th 1993   After a second trial L.A. Officers Laurence Powell and Stacey Koon are found guilty and sentenced to 30 months in prison for the excessive beating of Rodney King. Two other officers were acquitted. King was awarded $3.8 million in damages, investing much of his funds in to a failed rap label business.

August 4th 1993 After a second trial L.A. Officers Laurence Powell and Stacey Koon are found guilty and sentenced to 30 months in prison for the excessive beating of Rodney King. Two other officers were acquitted. King was awarded $3.8 million in damages, investing much of his funds in to a failed rap label business.

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