Rodney Glen King was an African American taxi driver, who became internationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991. A witness, George Holliday, videotaped much of the beating from his balcony, and sent the footage to local news station KTLA. The footage shows four officers surrounding King, several of them striking him repeatedly, while other officers stood by. Wikipedia*
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Rodney King has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 News Conference. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2012 with an average of 900 views per program. Most common tag: African Americans.