Rioters set fires, loot stores in LA following Rodney King beating verdict 20 years ago this hour (1992)

Video: 'WNBC 4 New York - Coverage of the Los Angeles Riots (April 29, 1992)'

(Wednesday, April 29, 1992, 3:45 p.m. PDT) — Deadly rioting erupted in Los Angeles today after a jury in Simi Valley (at 3:15 p.m. PDT) acquitted three white and one Hispanic Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King.

The rioting would last for six days, resulting in 53 deaths, nearly 3,000 injuries and more than $1 billion in damages.

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