Rodney King is no longer with us, but his legacy will live on forever. His sacrifice during the brutal beating he took in 1992 changed police departments around the country by highlighting the vicious nature of police brutality. King never healed entirely from the beating, either physically or psychologically. The nation never healed from the racism and anger that creates the tension that created the LA riots.
Currently, the King drama hasn’t ended since his death, since his family doesn’t want his fiancee, Cynthia Kelley, to attend his funeral. The family questions Kelley’s story on the night that King died, and doesn’t seem to believe that she is entirely innocent.
King did numerous interviews right before he died, mainly because media outlets were clamoring to speak with him on the 20th anniversary of the infamous beating. This interview below was the last one King did before he died, and it speaks volumes.