But once the game began, people in the stadium were initially shielded from the scope of what was unfolding in many L. March 7, - King is released without being charged. Now I have nothing," said Lee. Let's go. This time we won't. And then, on April 29,an LA jury acquitted the four officers. King suffered 11 fractures and other injuries in the beating.
American news coverage was mainly directed at the oppression of African American citizens especially at white hands.
Interviews with Koreatown merchants, such as Chung Lee, drew sympathy from its readers. Powell is found guilty of violating King's constitutional right to be free from an arrest made with "unreasonable force. One of the officers, who did not participate in the beating, was charged with aiding and abetting.
An estimated 30, people marched at a peaceful rally for Korean merchants, and volunteers began cleaning up the streets.