Police at the house where the body of Rodney King was found in Rialto, Los Angeles
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US police: Rodney King found 'unresponsive' in pool

Rodney King, the African American at the centre of the Los Angeles riots 20 years ago, has been found dead aged 47.

His fiancee found his body at the bottom of a swimming pool, but there was no sign of foul play.

Rialto Police Captain Randy Deanda said attempts we made to revive Mr King but that these had failed.

King was a victim of police brutality in 1991, but the officers involved were acquitted the following year.

The verdict triggered clashes between rioters and police which left more than 50 dead, thousands injured and thousands of properties destroyed.

  • 18 Jun 2012
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