Rodney King Arrested
A bystander, George Holliday, videotaped much of the incident from a distance. It was the video tape that shook Los Angeles and the entire nation.
Now, 20 years after the Rodney King beating, KTLA looks back at that fateful night. The nine minutes of grainy video footage he captured of Los Angeles police beating Rodney King helped to spur dramatic reforms in a department that many felt operated with impunity.