It was in 1992 and now 20-years later it is still just a shocking to see the police beating of a then unknown motorist, Rodney King. Did it really take nine officers to make an arrest? The video was viewed all over the world and seen as brutal and excessive. To think that LA Police said they were acting in self-defense, that a dazed King was resisting arrest. Those officers caught on video were charged but a jury acquitted them of the assault and excessive force charges. April 23, 1992 complete chaos and mayhem in the streets in Los Angeles.