Rodney King arrested on drugs and flashing charges

POSTED BY: News Department
Monday, October 1, 2001 - 01:34 PM
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Rodney King arrested on drugs and flashing charges

Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police officers led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, has been arrested on charges of exposing himself.

King, 36, was arrested on Saturday after police stopped the car he was travelling in near a Pomona park, California. According to police, King displayed symptoms of PCP intoxication.

Officers had responded to a report that King was bothering people, jumping on an ice chest and exposing himself to other people.

He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by an unidentified woman, Pomona police Lt. Dave Keetle told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

King, of Altadena, was in hospital on Saturday night, waiting to be medically cleared before being transferred to jail.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in Pomona for another misdemeanour drug charge stemming from being arrested on August 28.

King has twice spent 90 days in jail for misdemeanor domestic abuse convictions in the past few years.

He remains on probation for a March 1999 incident in which he admitted abusing the mother of his teenage daughter.

King's 1991 beating led to riots when four officers were acquitted of state charges.

Two of the officers were later convicted in federal court of violating King's civil rights. King also won a $3.8 million (£2.6 million) settlement in a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.

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