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Rodney King Death

The 911 Call

6/19/2012 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained the emotional 911 call placed by Rodney King's fiancee moments after she discovered his body at the bottom of his pool in Rialto, CA Sunday.

When asked to identify the body, his fiancee Cynthia Kelley tells the operator, "He's Rodney King. The guy that got beat by the police."

The operator asks if Kelley can go in and get King's body -- Kelley tearfully replies she can't swim. Kelley says she tried to rescue King with objects surrounding the pool -- including a shovel -- but he wasn't moving.

TMZ broke the story, Kelley told cops she heard King banging on the window around 5AM, then heard him fall in the pool. She also said he had been drinking and smoking weed soon before his death.

Right now, King's death is still being investigated as an accident -- but King's friends believe foul play was involved.



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She was probibly intoxicated. Most people would have figured out that running to a neibors would take a lot less time then it would for the paramedics to get there. Sad.

857 days ago


I don't trust this woman. She said she tried to wake him up with a shovel??? His friends are right. She did it. If she loved him wouldn't she jump in to pull him out instead of 'waking him up with a shovel?"

857 days ago


Who the hell doesn't know how to swim in 2012?

857 days ago


Wake him up with a shovel? Um, hello, if the shovel could reach him he evidently wasn't in the deep end and she would very likely NOT be in water over her head. This stinks to high heaven!!!

857 days ago


Why is this guy being made out to be some sort of hero? He was a convicted criminal, got high one nifgt, tried to outrun the cops, putting many lives at risk by doing so and then resisted arrest.True, he didn't deserve the beating he got, nobody does. But, his actions were a direct cause to the riots, which killed what, 50 people and caused a$1Billion damage. And, the only thing he said publicly was "Can we all get along?"Now what, he's going to be called a martyr, have a live televised funeral with Reverands Al and Jessie beating the racial drums and comforting the grieving girlfriend.A little much, don't you think?

857 days ago


because no matter what he did - if he was killed, the only way to get the cops to really investigate is if TMZ stays on this story like they are - every one deserves justice if they are murdered or just left to die

857 days ago


Who cares! dead ****** over with! And she killed him for the money!

857 days ago


For god sake, she lived in a house with a pool and never bothered to learn how to swim? Laaaaazy ass. Come on black folk, get your swim on!

857 days ago


The real question is why is he banging on his own window??? I would think if it's his house he would be able to open his own door which means she locked him out of the house. I definitely think there was foul play...something is not adding up the cops need to do a deeper investigation!

857 days ago

Eric in L.A.    

Law Enforcement will not spend time to investigate his death. The Police hated him. They probably had a party when they heard the news. His beating by the cops showed for the 1st time with video evidence that cops lie on their reports about what really happens. I don't give any credit to King. He was just drunk, high and didn't want to follow the polices directions to pull over. He was just a symbol of a larger problem.

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857 days ago


Why was he banging on his house window? Did she lock him out? Why didn't she go to the window and watch him walk away to the pool and jump in or fall in? Did she just listen to him banging on the window and just lay there?

857 days ago


Hmmmmm, He was drunk an high.... Maybe he did not know how to swim as well.

857 days ago


How could she not jump in and get him out or at least get him to the pool stairs so maybe he could breathe? She should of knocked on someone's door to help her get him out.

857 days ago


Let it live by the die by the sword..or you live by booze and drugs die by booze and drugs...whatever fits!!!!

857 days ago
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