Rodney King Autopsy Performed

    On April 13, 2012, Rodney King poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. The acquittal of four police officers in the videotaped beating of King sparked rioting that spread across the city and into neighboring suburbs. Cars were demolished and homes and businesses were burned. Before order was restored, 55 people were dead, 2,300 injured and more than 1,500 buildings were damaged or destroyed.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

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    An autopsy was performed on Rodney King’s body on Monday as part of the investigation into his death. The results will not be made public until medical examiners have results from a toxicology test and tissue studies, which may take up to eight weeks, officials said. Police have found no evidence of foul play and are investigating King’s death as an accidental drowning. A police spokesman said, "At the time the detectives arrived on scene and responding officers arrived, there was nothing out of the ordinary, and nothing to indicate to us that alcohol or drug use had been a factor."

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