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Rodney King ``drank, smoked weed`` before death

On March 3, 1991, Los Angeles Police Department officers beat King after a high-speed car chase that was captured on camera by a bystander and aired around the world.



Washington: Rodney King, the man whose 1991 videotaped beating by police led to the Los Angeles riots, has been found dead.

King`s fiancée told friends that he was drinking all day and had smoked marijuana before his death.

According to the Herald Sun, King`s fiancée found him dead in a swimming pool. King`s representative, Suzanne Wickman, confirmed that King`s fiancée found him dead at his home.

Police sources said that officers had received a call from a home in Rialto at 5.25 am. They removed King from the bottom of a swimming pool and attempted cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

On March 3, 1991, Los Angeles Police Department officers beat King after a high-speed car chase that was captured on camera by a bystander and aired around the world. Four officers were tried for assault, but were acquitted, which sparked off the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.

ANI

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