30 years since the LA riots


30 years have passed since the Los Angeles riots of 1992, the week of chaos that erupted after four Los Angeles Police Department officers were acquitted of caning Rodney King, an unarmed black man.

Thousands of people were injured and dozens died during the violence.

LA Mayor Garcetti spoke Friday at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the civil unrest.

“The events we commemorate today may seem like distant things in our rearview mirror, but for the families who have lost someone, for the children of business owners who have still not had a good night’s sleep since, for the communities who… move on without going up, the anger and sadness that exploded 30 years ago are still very real here today and present in the trauma,” said the mayor.

Kareen Wynter reporting for the KTLA 5 News on April 29, 2022. 30 years since the LA riots

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