Rodney King death ruled accidental

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The Rev. Al Sharpton arrives at the public memorial service for Rodney King at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 30, 2012. King passed away earlier this month at 47. (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley)

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Rodney King, whose 1991 videotaped beating made him a symbol of police brutality and racial tension in Los Angeles, was in a drug- and alcohol-induced "delirium" when he accidentally drowned in his pool, coroners ruled on Thursday, August 23.