Photos: The 1992 Los Angeles riots

On April 29, 1992, a jury in Ven­tura County ac­quit­ted four LAPD of­ficers of beat­ing Rod­ney G. King. The beating, caught on am­a­teur video­tape, sparked a na­tion­al de­bate about po­lice bru­tal­ity and ra­cial in­justice. After the verdict, angry crowds gathered on street corners across Los Angeles. The in­ter­sec­tion of Florence and Normandie in South L.A. became the flash point, but it was a scene eer­ily re­peated in many parts of the city in the hours that fol­lowed.


· Photographer recounts covering the 1992 Los Angeles riots

· Timeline: 1992 L.A. riots

· The past still grips Rodney King

· Rodney King, 20 years after L.A.’s riots

· Front pages from the riots

· LAPD goes from longtime oppressor to community partner