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
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.