Rodney King’s daughter, Lora King, who led the Los Angeles riots to be brutally beaten by the white police 20 years ago, spoke on Wednesday about his father’s case and the death of George Floyd.
When asked if we could 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 dad’s fight – I don’t think he has justice for them,” he said. “None of them have a long term penalty … I think one of them is run by the Santa Monica department or the Culver City department. This is very sad for me. Because it means he’s got his job back, so someone is suffering now because I’m sure he didn’t learn because a long term I’m sure he didn’t take a sentence. “
Some contexts: In 1991, Rodney King was badly beaten by LAPD officers after a high-speed chase in Los Angeles County.
The beating video shot by a witness shows that King was shot more than 50 times by police batons. At the scene, there were more than 20 officers, mostly from LAPD. The king suffered 11 fractures and other injuries due to the beating.
Four police officers were charged but acquitted – and the black Los Angeles exploded angrily. Subsequent riots More than 50 deaths and $ 1 billion in property damage.
On the death of George Floyd, Lora: Lora King was roughly the same age as George Floyd’s daughter during the beating and uprisings.
King said what happened to his father was “something I experienced every day. And this (George Floyd’s daughter) is unfortunately something that he will experience every day. I don’t want that to anyone.”
“You know, my father was beaten that night. I lost some of it but luckily I didn’t lose by the grace of God … when it comes to that night, I had to hug after my father Even if it was never the same, he would never get this opportunity and for me, this – this “It is sickening.”