Autopsy Reveals Rodney King Died Of Accidental Drowning, Drugs Cited As Factors

An autopsy conducted by the San Bernadino county coroner in California found that Rodney King’s death in June was the result of an accidental drowning, but drugs found in his system are being cited as contributing factors.  The results of the autopsy, made public Thursday, are consistent with the findings of an earlier police investigation.

(H/T CNN)

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