FBI kept close watch on Rodney King’s media appearances

News clippings track case timeline from beating to LAPD officer conviction

Written by Shawn Musgrave
Edited by JPat Brown

The FBI has released its file on Rodney King, whose beating by police sparked mass riots in Los Angeles in 1992.

The 725-page file consists primarily of news clippings related to the LAPD excessive force investigation. The FBI also monitored television and radio broadcasts related to the case.

Read the file here.


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