1993 – Rodney King testified at the federal trial of four Los Angeles police officers accused of violating his civil rights. (California)

1993 – A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police officers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King. Two other officers were acquitted. April 17

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Three months after the state jury acquitted the four Los Angeles police officers, a Federal grand jury indicted the same four men on Federal charges of violating Mr. King’s civil rights. Rodney King Testifies on Beating: ‘I Was Just Trying to Stay Alive’ (March 10, 1993) Rodney King testified in the federal civil rights trial against the officers.