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Essay heading: 1992 LA riots
 
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About 10000 people were arrested. After the riots the pressure on the four police officers increased, two officers were found guilty and the other two were acquitted, later the four officers were either fired or quitted from the LAPD. After the riots King was awarded $3.8 million in a civil case, and used some of the money to start a hiphop music-label, King has been arrested at least eleven times on a variety of charges...
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The riots began with the violent arrest of Rodney King March 3, 1991, in a high-speed pursuit King drove through several red lights and stop signs; he pulled over in the Lake View Terrace. King had a record for drunk driving but the officers involved testified that they believed him to be under the influence of the narcotic PCP, in a later blood test he was tested negative for PCP...
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