1990s LA police beating victim Rodney King found dead
Rodney King speaks with fans before presenting his autobiographical book 'The Riot Within...My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption' at the Eso Won Book Store in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 2012. AFP photo
Rodney King, whose police brutality case in 1991 led to deadly riots in Los Angeles, was found dead in a swimming pool on Sunday in Rialto, California, police told CNN.
King, 47, whose beating at the hands of Los Angeles police was captured on video by a bystander, was discovered by his fiance, Rialto police Captain Randy Deanda told CNN.