Friday, March 4, 2011

Rodney King ticketed 20 years after police beating

Tune in Friday at 8 p.m. ET as CNN looks back at the Rodney King beating and the events that divided Los Angeles and the nation on "CNN Presents: Race and Rage."

(CNN) -- Some 20 years after his beating at the hands of Los Angeles police, Rodney King was pulled over in Arcadia, California, this week after allegedly running a red light, his fiancee said Thursday night.

Cynthia Kelly said she was riding with King on Tuesday when the traffic stop occurred. King was then cited with driving without a license, she said.

Amateur video captured King's beating after Los Angeles police officers stopped him for speeding March 3, 1991. Police beat King repeatedly, delivering 56 baton blows and six kicks -- causing skull fractures, and brain and kidney damage.

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