The man whose videotaped beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots has died.
Rodney King was found dead at his LA home Sunday morning He was reportedly found by his wife at the bottom of his swimming pool.
He had been talking to her through an open door, and had been
poolside through the early morning on Sunday.
Police in Rialto, Calif. responded and found him in the pool.
The 47-year-old King was declared dead at a hospital early
Police Capt. Randy De Anda says there were no signs of
paraphernalia or alcoholic beverages and no obvious signs of
King's videotaped beating by Los Angeles police led to race
riots after the officers accused of beating him were acquitted.
Back in 1991, King was beaten by officers after leading police on a high-speed chase.
Video showed King being struck by police batons more than 50 times.
He suffered 11 fractures and other injuries.
The LA riots broke out in 1992 following the acquittal of four white police officers accused of assaulting King.
55 people were killed in the riots, thousands were hurt.
King was 47-years-old.
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