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Rodney King

Rodney KingAKA Rodney Glen King

Born: 2-Apr-1965
Birthplace: Sacramento, CA
Died: 17-Jun-2012
Location of death: Rialto, CA
Cause of death: Accident - Drowning

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Victim, Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Subject of filmed LAPD beatdown

Petty criminal whose 3 March 1991 videotaped beating by police after a high-speed chase became iconic. The 29 April 1992 acquittal of all the policemen involved led to rioting in Los Angeles. On the third day of the riots, King made his famous and oddly eloquent plea to a TV news camera, "People, I just want to say, can we all get along? Can we get along? Can we stop making it horrible for the older people and the kids?"

Wife: Denetta (m. 1984, div. 1986, 1 daughter)
Wife: (div.)
Wife: Crystal (m. 1989, div. 1996, 1 daughter)
Daughter: Tristan
Girlfriend: Carmen Simpson (ex, 1 daughter)
Daughter: Candace
Girlfriend: Joanne Naser
Girlfriend: Dawn Jean
Girlfriend: Cynthia Kelley (juror from his 1993 civil case, fiancée at his death)

    unknown detox facility 2002
    unknown detox facility 1993
    Domestic Violence 27-Jul-1987
    Assault with a Deadly Weapon 3-Nov-1989
    Robbery 3-Nov-1989
    Evading Arrest 3-Mar-1991
    Tasered 3-Mar-1991
    Driving While Intoxicated 16-Jul-1992
    Driving While Intoxicated 21-Aug-1993
    Violating Parole 21-Aug-1993
    Driving While Intoxicated Pennsylvania, 21-May-1995
    Hit and Run 14-Jul-1995, convicted 1996
    Reckless Driving 14-Jul-1995
    Domestic Violence 14-Jul-1995
    Assault with a Deadly Weapon 14-Jul-1995, acquitted 1996
    Battery 3-Mar-1999
    Vandalism 3-Mar-1999
    Domestic Violence Fontana, CA (5-Mar-1999)
    Indecent Exposure 29-Sep-2001
    Domestic Violence allegedly punched girlfriend Joanne Naser in the stomach, 11-Oct-2003
    Death Threats Rialto, CA (28-Sep-2005)
    Shot San Bernardino, CA (28-Nov-2007)
    Driving While Intoxicated Los Angeles, CA (12-Jul-2011)
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, PCP, Depression

    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008)

Rotten Library Page:
Rodney King

Author of books:
The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption (2012, memoir)

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