On April 29, 1992 South Central Los Angeles erupted in rage after a jury acquitted four white LAPD officers of beating Rodney King, a black man. Looters and rioters added to the chaos before the National Guard was called in. The reaction of residents to the verdict sparked protests and debates in Los Angeles and across the country.
Watch NBC4's original coverage of the event as well as reflections on previous anniversaries.
Helicopter Archive Cam Shows South LA in Flames
LA Police Department On the Move, In the Air
The Youngest Victim: Baby Jessica's Scar
Riot Beating Victim Reginald Denny on Why Rioters Were So Angry
Into the Violence: On the Streets with Rioters and Officers
Good Samaritans in the Riots: Reginald Denny's Rescuers
'The Straw That Broke the Camel's Back'
Daytime Footage Shows Carnage in Broad Daylight
Rodney King in His Own Words: The One-on-One Interview
Rarely Seen Video Shot by the LAPD