Rodney King

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Morgan Freeman to Develop Rodney King Docuseries Using Home Video Footage

Freeman’s production company acquired the rights to nearly 20 hours of never-before-seen footage of King reflecting on his youth and reluctant ascension to social justice figure after his infamous beating by LAPD officers.

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WATCH: First Trailer for Spike Lee's 'Rodney King'

The movie will debut on Netflix later this month—25 years after LAPD officers were acquitted for beating King.

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Upcoming Doc, 'Burn, Motherf***er, Burn!' Explores Origins and Legacy of L.A. Riots

“Fresh Dressed” director Sacha Jenkins’ latest documentary premieres on Showtime April 21, 25 years after racial tensions exploded into days of unrest that shook Los Angeles. 

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Spike Lee-Directed Version of Roger Guenveur Smith's 'Rodney King' Coming to Netflix

Smith’s one-man show about King, the four LAPD officers who beat him and the 1992 riots that followed their acquittal premieres on Netflix April 28.

Philly and Los Angeles' First Black Police Head Dead at 72

Willie Williams joined the LAPD in the aftermath of the Rodney King beating and 1992 riots. 

WATCH: Captivating Debut Trailer for 'O.J.: Made in America'

ESPN’s upcoming O.J. Simpson documentary premieres on ABC on June 11. 

Today Marks 25 Years Years Since LAPD Officers Beat Rodney King

We couldn’t think of a more relevant #TBT

Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson to Speak at Rodney King's Funeral

The Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will be attending a public memorial for Rodney King on Saturday, a King family spokeswoman has confirmed with the LA Times.

Jelani Cobb's Moving 'New Yorker' Piece on the Legacy of Rodney King

William Jelani Cobb pens moving piece about Rodney King.

Rodney King's Autopsy Planned for Today

The man who became the face of police abuse of black men in Los Angeles was found dead at his home on Sunday.

20 Years After Rodney King, Who's Holding Cops Accountable?

Video has provided a powerful tool for communities catching cops who abuse their power, deep reforms are still desperately needed.