Report: L.A. Police Brutality Victim Rodney King Found Dead In Pool
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Rodney King, the man whose beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, has died.
Published reports say King was found dead in his swimming pool.
Police in Rialto, California tell CNN King's fiancee called 911 around 8:30 a.m. Sunday and that he was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after.
One police official tells CNN there were no obvious injuries to King and no initial signs of foul play.
An autospy is scheduled as they continue investigating King's death.
King's infamous beating by LAPD officers in 1991 was caught on tape, and became the shot heard around the world on the issue of racially motivated police brutality.
The officers' acquittal sparked the L.A. riots in April and May of 1992.
Dozens of people were killed over nearly a week.
In a statement released today, the Reverend Al Sharpton called King a symbol of today's civil rights efforts, and said history will note that it was King's beating that forced society to debate excessive misconduct by law enforcement.
Rodney King was 47 years old.