|1992 Los Angeles riots|
|Date||April 29 – May 4, 1992|
|Caused by||Reaction to acquittal of four policemen on trial in beating of Rodney King; death of Latasha Harlins|
|Methods||Widespread rioting, looting, assault, arson, protests, property damage, firefights, murder|
|Parties to the civil conflict|
The 1992 Los Angeles riots, sometimes called the 1992 Los Angeles uprising, were a series of riots and civil disturbances that occurred in Los Angeles County in April and May 1992. Unrest began in South Central Los Angeles on April 29, after a trial jury acquitted four officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for usage of excessive force in the arrest and beating of Rodney King, which had been videotaped and widely viewed in TV broadcasts.
The rioting took place in several areas in the Los Angeles