Rodney King, the figure at the centre of the Los Angeles riots in 1991, has been found dead in a swimming pool, according to police reports.
Rodney King’s fiancée found his body at the bottom of the swimming pool, but there was no sign of foul play. He was 47.
He 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.
Rodney King, the figure at the centre of the Los Angeles riots in 1991, has been found dead in a swimming pool
Rodney King suffered brain damage during the beating. He sued the City of Los Angeles and won $3.8 million 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 a.m.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has received phone calls and emails from different people claiming to be relatives of Whitney Houston and demanding murder investigation in singer’s death.
According to TMZ, the calls and emails were made by several different people, some claiming to be relatives of Whitney Houston and some relatives of Bobby Brown. The calls and emails have a common theme – the belief Whitney Houston may have been murdered. At least one person claimed to have information supporting the murder theory.
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has received phone calls and emails from different people claiming to be relatives of Whitney Houston and demanding murder investigation in singer’s death
At least one caller offered a theory about a relative who might have done Whitney Houston in, but offered no supporting proof.
The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has not verified the callers were indeed relatives.
The Coroner has already said there was no sign of foul play or trauma, but the official cause of death won’t be determined until toxicology results are in.
An official from the Coroner’s Office says the investigation is ongoing and would not comment further.