The man who famously shot video of four Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney King in 1991 has died of COVID-19.
According to the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press, George Holliday, 61, died Sunday at a hospital where he had been for more than a month.
The AP reported that Holliday shot the grainy video after being awoken by a traffic stop outside his home in San Fernando Valley on March 3, 1991. Holliday went outside to shoot it, catching four white officers kicking and punching King, a Black motorist.
In 1992, the officers were acquitted in the beating, which led to the city erupting in violence.
By the time the now-infamous LA Riot was over, more than 60 people were dead, and over 2,500 people were injured.