Rodney King found dead at his Los Angeles home
Los Angeles (KTNV) -- The man whose videotaped beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots has died.
Police say Rodney King, 47, was pulled from a swimming pool at his California home early Sunday and pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police say the preliminary investigation indicates drowning, with no signs of foul play. Investigators will await autopsy results to determine whether drugs or alcohol were involved, but police say there were no alcoholic beverages or paraphernalia found near the pool.
The San Bernardino County coroner will perform an autopsy on King within 48 hours.
Back in 1991, King was stopped following a high-speed-chase by four officers who hit him more than 50 times, kicked him and shot him with stun guns. A bystander videotaped the beating.
The officers were acquitted a year later, sparking a riot that would leave 55 people dead and more than 2,000 injured.
King became famous for his plea, "Can we all get along?" in a news conference during the height of the riots.