Rodney King, the figure at the centre
of the Los Angeles riots 20 years ago, has been found dead aged 47, according to
His fiancee found his body at the bottom of a swimming pool, but there was no
sign of foul play.
King was a victim of police brutality in 1991, but the officers involved were
acquitted the following year.
The verdict triggered clashes between black youths and police which left more
than 50 dead and thousands injured.
The beating was filmed by a bystander and part of the film was shown by media
outlets across the world, causing public outrage.
A later trial resulted in two of the four officers being jailed.
King suffered brain damage during the beating. He sued the City of Los
Angeles and won $3.8m (£2.5m) compensation.
Rialto Police Captain Randy Deanda said on Sunday King was found
"unresponsive" at the bottom of his pool and was pronounced dead at 06:11 (13:11
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