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Rodney King passes

Published:Monday | June 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM
In this March 6, 1991 AP file photo, King shows the bruises he sustained at the hands of the four police officers.

Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, was declared dead early yesterday after being pulled from the bottom of his swimming pool. He was 47. In this March 6, 1991 AP file photo, King shows the bruises he sustained at the hands of the four police officers.