Rodney King Net Worth
Rodney King was an American who became famous after an LAPD police brutality case who had a net worth of $250 thousand. Rodney King has earned his net worth from his lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department. King was born on April 2, 1965 in Sacramento, California. King was convicted and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for the robbery he committed in November 1989. King robbed a store in Monterey Park, California in which he used an iron bar to threaten and hit the store owner. King is divorced and has three children, it was confirmed on September 9, 2010 that he has plans to marry Cynthia Kelley, who was a juror in the civil suit he brought against the City of Los Angeles. The police beating of King occurred on March 3, 1991, the whole incident was video-taped by George Holliday who was an innocent bystander. The video shows how officers repeatedly hit king with their batons. Other LAPD officers who were present just stood around and watched and no one stepped in to help stop this brutal beating. Later the four officers were tried in a state court, three of them were acquitted and no verdict was reached for the four one. The results of this trail are what caused the 1992 Los Angeles riots. During a federal trial for civil rights violations two of the four LAPD officers were found guilty and sent to prison, however the other two were acquitted of all charges. As a result of the civil rights trail King was awarded a $3.8 million dollar settlement, he used some of the funds to start his own Hip-Hop music label titled Straight Alta-Pazz Recording Company. Like his father, King is an alcoholic and has attended rehab several times as well as appearing on the second season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and he also appeared on Sober House, which is a Celebrity Rehab spin-off.