Rodney King speaks, 20 years after the riots

Apr 27, 2012

Rodney King: 20 Years Later

Rodney King talks with Patt Morrison about his new book “The Riot Within” and his relationship to the ’92 riots. Credit: KPCC

The man whose videotaped beating by police sparked the ’92 Riots talks about his 20 years since. Rodney King has struggled addiction, and has had several run-ins with the law, but keeps a positive perspective. Does he feel guilt over the riots? Does he hold a grudge against the officers who forever changed his life? He answers these questions and more as Patt sits down with him to talk about his life, his future, and his country.


Rodney King, victim in a police brutality case involving the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on March 3, 1991; author of “The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption”

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