Rodney King beating — 20 years later

March 2nd, 2011

March 3rd marks the 20th anniversary of the beating of Rodney King by the Los Angeles Police Department. The beatings, which were videotaped by a bystander, showed footage of LAPD officers striking King several times while he was on the ground. Portions of the video were shown on news broadcasts across the US and the world.

Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminal justice at Boston University and a former Boston City police officer, is available to offer expert commentary and analysis on the incident and what, if any, lessons have been learned during the past twenty years.

Contact Thomas Nolan, 617-942-1311, tnolan@bu.edu, Twitter: @Thomas_Nolan

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