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King became an icon of police brutality 20 years ago after he was brutally beaten by a group of LAPD officers after a freeway chase.

Amateur video of the incident caught the officers raining more than 50 baton blows on King’s crumpled, unarmed body.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rodney-king-found-dead-pool-report-article-1.1097209#ixzz1y43JWisB

He made headlines again this spring as a commentator on the Trayvon Martin case and released a book in April, “The Riot Within: My Journey From Redemption To Rebellion.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rodney-king-found-dead-pool-report-article-1.1097209#ixzz1y43C7tYe

According to a TMZ report, Rodney King, the man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots — was found dead this morning. He was 47.

TMZ.com sources indicate that King’s fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool.






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