Photos: Rodney King and the LA riots

Rodney King gestures to supporters at an event in Los Angeles on April 30. King, whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 sparked the LA riots, was found dead Sunday, June 17. He was 47.

Rodney King gestures to supporters at an event in Los Angeles on April 30. King, whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 sparked the LA riots, was found dead Sunday, June 17. He was 47.