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|“She’s Hiding Something” Friends Say Rodney King’s Fiancee Is Lying About How He Died|
|Written by Site Administrator|
|2012-06-20 10:39 am|
Murder, suicide or an accident? Cops want more answers after finding the body Sunday morning of Rodney King and now friends say his fiancee is lying about how he died. You may remember, King’s videotaped 1991 beating by white Los Angeles police officers led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
The 47-year-old King was discovered at his home in in Rialto, California, by his fiancée Cynthia Kelley, at around 5.25am. She allegedly told friends he had been drinking all day and had also smoked marijuana.
They dived in still wearing their uniforms to recover the body of the man who had become a symbol of racial tensions and police brutality here in America.
On March 3, 1991, King was beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers after a high-speed car chase, an infamous case of police brutality that was captured on camera by a bystander and broadcast around the world.
The following year, 4 officers were tried for the assault but were acquitted, a decision that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots where more than 50 people died.
The violence directed at King, a motorist who had been pursued by Los Angeles police, caused national outrage, and led to changes in law enforcement training and tactics. King a father of 3 had for years fought a never ending battle with alcoholism. Ms. Kelley, one of the jurors in the civil rights case against the city of LA that gave King $3.8 million in damages.
In his autobiography, The Riot Within, King said that the course of his life had been changed by that night. In the two decades since the attack, he had been arrested 11 times for domestic violence, assault, drug use and DUI.
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