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March 3, 2015

After a police chase in the early hours of 3rd March 1991, Rodney G King eventually decides to stop his white Hyundai. King had been struck as many as 56 times with the batons. He suffered a fractured leg, multiple facial fractures, and numerous bruises and contusions. Rodney King was released without charge. On March 15, Sergeant Koon and officers Powell, Wind, and Briseno were indicted by a Los Angeles grand jury in connection with the beating. They were acquitted which triggered the Los Angeles riots, the USA's largest civil disturbance of the 20th century. 50 people were killed, more than 2,000 were injured, and nearly $1 billion in property was destroyed. Read more

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