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Rodney King

Pulled Over By Police

-- Cited

3/3/2011 10:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rodney King had another clash with police this week -- the day before the 20 year anniversary of his infamous beating -- but this time, Rodney was only hit with a citation for driving without a license ... TMZ has learned.

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Cops in Arcadia, CA received a complaint about a man driving recklessly in a green Mitsubishi Tuesday afternoon ... and when they located the vehicle, they saw King behind the wheel.

A spokesman for the Arcadia Police Department tells us King was pulled over when cops witnessed the car making an unsafe lane change -- and when they approached the vehicle, King admitted he had been driving with an expired license. 

We're told King was cited for the license -- not the reckless driving -- and immediately called a friend to drive him home.

And absolutely nothing else happened.

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61.

Ih8Taxes    

Wow, here in the People's republic of Massachusetts you would get arrested for that same offense.

1239 days ago
62.

Jeff Becker    

See what happens when a black man is pulled over and complies with the polices demands? NOTHING! What happens when a black man leads police on a high speed chase for miles, stoned out his mind and resists police instructions to comply? A good old fashion LA riot!
Only in the US would people actually stand up for a speeding, drugged up a-hole resisting arrest. In most countries he would be dead or locked up for years. In this country we pay him millions of dollars and have to apologize. Pathetic!

1239 days ago
63.

Angel    

CHARLIE SHEEN

AND RODNEY KING

ROCK-STARS!!!!!

LOVE TO YOU BOTH XOXOXOXOX

WINNING!

P.S. F*CK L.A.P.D, GANG OF P*SSIES!!!

1239 days ago
64.

kp    

what is so hard about keeping current with a license, da-------- you know if you get stopped for any reason they ask da--------don't get it, is it the cost of insurance or what

1239 days ago
65.

afunnythinghappened    

so i drive with an expired license all the time, at least he had it on him....lol

1239 days ago
66.

MARSHA FADEL    

PAULEEZE...MORON ..WHY CAN YOU NOT GET ALONG WITH THE LAPD??? THE REST OF US HAVE TOO...HOW LONG CAN YOU BE AN IDIOT AN NOT BE ACCOUNTABLE LIKE THE REST OF US...SIT IN JAIL WITH THE REST OF LA'S *******S

1239 days ago
67.

janalal4    

Wow, here in the People's republic of Massachusetts you would get arrested for that same offense.

Posted at 5:29 AM on Mar 4, 2011 by Ih8Taxes

Yeah seriously! Here in Tampa,Fl one would be ARRESTED for DWAVL as well?! Was he NOT arrested because he's 'Rodney King' & cops were afraid he'd once again jump into the taxpayers $$$....AGAIN; OR is that standard procedure to simply 'cite' someone for DWAVL in Cali? I believe here in Fl., it's a mandatory 30 days for same offense if I'm not mistaken. Think it's 'no bond, no hearing, automatic 30 days....period.' Anyway, the guy IS & ALWAYS WAS simply 'bad news' & I don't think to this very day, he's EVER admitted to any wrongdoing r/e his 'case'. Personally, I think the cops were overzealous(to say the very least, a-hem) but considering the BS they must deal with from 'those LIKE the RK's of LA-& there are MANY', they were basically just FED UP with having to risk their lives just to do a traffic stop on those crackheads like RK! Have MUCH admiration for ALL cops, not JUST LA cops! They risk their lives every single day in dealing with criminals like RK & that has GOT to take a mental toll eventually! I'm a nurse & yeah, the burn out is nearly as bad for us as it is cops but I happen to think being a policeman ANYWHERE is one thankless, risky job!

1239 days ago
68.

tt    

The LAPD don't want to chance another another race card being played; and they don't want to chance another riot....

1239 days ago
69.

Mike    

Didn't he win a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the LAPD? What's he doing driving in a Mitsubishi?

1239 days ago
70.

Nikkcolle    

A moronic dirt bag who thinks he is above the law even more so now since the spot light will be shown every time he gets in trouble. Quit putting his brushes with the law in the news. He didn't deserve that beating but he is still a d*ouche and always will be.

1239 days ago
71.

LINDA    

Bess behave police or Rodney will call Barry on you! Then our wonderful Attorney General Eric Holder will have to see that you get your social justice! This guy is a loser!

1239 days ago
72.

Robert    

Did he hit a few cars and almost run over police officers again then cry like bitch when he got pulled out of his killing machine and bitch slapped?

1239 days ago
73.

Doug Mattson    

Damn you dumb ******, A out of court settlement for Millions + and you still **** with the cops, Hope next time they shoot you're stupid monkey ass !

1238 days ago
74.

John    

This guy is a true IDIOT!!!

1237 days ago
75.

Dan     

So what is new.. Still has not learned... ****......Just my two bits worth.....

1237 days ago
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