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FILE - This March 3, 1991 file video tape shot by George Holliday shows what appears to be a group of police officers beating Rodney King with nightsticks and kicking him as other officers look on. Thursday, March 3, 2011, marks the 20th Anniversary of the video taped beating. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says his department has gone through sweeping reforms since the 1991 Rodney King beating, and he doesn't think his officers would engage in such a videotaped assault today. (AP Photo/George Holliday/Courtesy of KTLA Los Angeles, File) NO SALES

FILE - This March 3, 1991 file video tape shot by George Holliday shows what appears to be a group of police officers beating Rodney King with nightsticks and kicking him as other officers look on. Thursday, March 3, 2011, marks the 20th Anniversary of the video taped beating. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says his department has gone through sweeping reforms since the 1991 Rodney King beating, and he doesn't think his officers would engage in such a videotaped assault today.

Rodney King reflects on life since riot

April 29, 2012

We saw his face a bloody, pulpy mess. And in 1992, when the four Los Angeles police officers who beat him after a traffic stop were acquitted, it touched off anger that affected an entire generation. Now, 20 years later, this is the face of Rodney King, and this is what has happened to him in the interim.