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Final Victim of 1992 LA Riots Identified

Armando Ortiz Hernandez was 18 when he died in a burned-out Pep Boys

(Newser) - After 25 years, the final unidentified body from the 1992 Los Angeles riots has a name, the Los Angeles Times reports. The body of 18-year-old Armando Ortiz Hernandez was found in a Pep Boys on May 2, 1992. According to the AP , authorities say he died of "inhalation of... More »

Now in Question: O'Reilly's LA Riots Stories

'Bombardment' was single brick, 'Inside Edition' crew says

(Newser) - For the third day in a row, there's a new question mark over Bill O'Reilly's record, this time involving his reporting from the LA riots. O'Reilly has repeatedly claimed that he came under a "bombardment" of bricks and stones while covering the 1992 riots, but... More »

Rodney King Dead at 47

Was found in pool by fiancee in possible drowning

(Newser) - Rodney King, the motorist whose videotaped beating at the hands of white police officers spawned riots that engulfed Los Angeles in 1992, has been found dead at the age of 47. Sources tell TMZ that King's fiancee found him dead at the bottom of the pool early today; responders... More »

Rodney King Booked for DUI

Calif. police spot motorist committing 'multiple infractions'

(Newser) - Rodney King was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence yesterday after officers observed him committing "multiple infractions," TMZ reports. The 46-year-old King—whose videotaped beating by LAPD officers led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots—has had multiple run-ins with the law in the years since... More »

LAPD Chief During 1992 Riots Dead at 83

Controversial lawman Daryl Gates had bladder cancer

(Newser) - Daryl F. Gates, Los Angeles police chief during the city's deadly 1992 riots, has died. He was 83 and had bladder cancer. A tart-tongued career cop with a short fuse and a penchant for making controversial statements, Gates had been a flashpoint for controversy long before the riots that broke... More »

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