Famed victim of police brutality, Rodney King, has been arrested for reckless driving according to KTLA. Before we get to the details of this story, heres another quick tidbit regarding Mr. King. Just recently, he announced that he will be marrying juror #5 from his civil matter. Yes, the civil matter where he was awarded 3.8 million dollars. I was floored when this information came across my desk. Although its not necessarily evidence of any foul play or jury tampering jury his civil trial, it sure is an interesting coincidence.
Here is the full article:
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor reckless driving in connection with his arrest in Moreno Valley last summer on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Under a plea agreement, King was sentenced to 20 days home detention and ordered to wear an ankle bracelet to monitor his movement.
Authorities agreed to drop two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, although King was fined $500, ordered to complete a nine-month sobriety education program and placed on three years probation, according to John Hall, spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney.