The 1992 Los Angeles riots began on April 29, 1992, after the acquittal of four LAPD police officers on trial for the beating of motorist Rodney King. Video of his treatment after a March 3, 1991, traffic stop drew international attention.
Civil unrest, which included violence and looting, broke out on the streets of Los Angeles. More than 50 people died, and over 2,000 were injured.
One of the most noted incidents of violence was an attack by an angry mob on white truck driver Reginald Denny, which was captured by a news helicopter’s camera and widely seen.
The 1992 Los Angeles riots ended on May 4, 1992. (AP)