L.A. Riots

By, Aidan Johnston

How The Riots Started

The riots started because 4 L.A.P.D. officers had beaten the motorist Rodney King and unfortunately it was caught on tape and that is how the riots began.

Who Was Killed And Who Was Hurt

Over 2,000 people were injured because of the rioting and over 50 dead because of fires and explosions

Here Are Some Pics Of The Damage Caused

Why Was Rodney King Beaten

Rodney King was beaten because he was speeding and drinking and driving so the 4 L.A.P.D. officers pulled him over and then they pulled Rodney out of his car and started to beat Rodney King.

What Happened To The L.A.P.D. Officers

After the L.A.P.D. officers had beaten Rodney they were put in court and they were accused of assault with a deadly weapon and excessive use of force by a police officer.