Rodney King’s daughter, Laura King, who was brutally beaten by white police in the Los Angeles riots 20 years ago, spoke on Wednesday about her father’s lawsuit and the death of George Floyd.
Asked if we would see justice for Floyd’s death, he said, “I don’t want to be negative, but no.”
“I still don’t feel like the officers involved in my father’s beating – I don’t think we got justice for them,” he said. “None of them got long-term sentences … one of them is employed, I believe, by the Santa Monica department or the Culver City department. It’s very frustrating for me. Because he got his job back, which means someone else is suffering now because I I’m sure he didn’t learn because I’m sure he didn’t get a long sentence. “
Some topics: In 1991, Rodney King was badly defeated by LAPD officials after a speeding chase through Los Angeles County.
The video of the beating, taken by an eyewitness, shows King being beaten more than 50 times by police. More than 20 officers were present at the scene, mostly from LAPD. The beating left King with 11 fractures and other injuries.
Four police officers were indicted, but they were acquitted – and black Los Angeles exploded in anger. The next riot began More than 50 deaths and ক্ষতি 1 million in property damage.
Laura on the death of George Floyd: During the beatings and riots, Larza King was about the same age as George Floyd’s daughter.
King said that what happened to his father was “I live every day and this (George Floyd’s daughter) will unfortunately live every day. I do not wish this to anyone.”
“You know, my father was beaten that night. I lost a part of him but luckily, by the grace of God I couldn’t lose him … No matter how anxious the night was, I hugged my father” even though he was never one. He will never get that opportunity. And to me it’s sick, ”he said.