This is the first in a week of special programs about the Rodney King riot of 1992, America's worst civil disturbance in the 20th Century. How did it happen? How has it shaped the city we know today? Our first topic is the Los Angeles Police Department.
Banner image: A Los Angeles police car burns in the street after being turned over by rioters 29 April 1992. Rioting broke out after the acquittal of four police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King in 1991. Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images