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Rodney King Death

The 911 Call

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

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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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31.

Rich     

Calling Al and Jesse...you have another situation where you can blame the white police for ignoring the situation.

824 days ago
32.

Woot    

NOPE. That is NOT genuine grieving. I realize I have no proof, nor am I a "qualified expert", but mark my words... this is not what it seems.

Too many things wrong with her words, their delivery, inflection, everything.

824 days ago
33.

Alessa    

Ok, she heard a big splash and didn't check oh him? If i hear a splash on my pool i would run to see WTF is going on!

824 days ago
34.

tommyr    

I HATE 911 operators. In the worst of people's times they ask the DUMBEST freaking questions. SHUT the "F" UP AND SEND HELP YOU RETARD. Is he breathing? HE'S AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL YOU RETARD!

824 days ago
35.

myopinion    

WOW...if she heard him banging on the glass then heard a splash WHY was he at the bottom of the pool? Sounds fishy!!!!

824 days ago
36.

Anthony Wa    

ENOUGH about this s***bag and his "fiance".

This guy was a piece of **** from the get go -- he;s done nothing but be a derelictcriminal ever since his "heinous beating" netted him 3.8 million.

And lets face it -- you dont think the real reason this bitch didnt jump into 3 feet of water to rescue his drunk stoned ass is cuz she wanted him outta the way so she cld live in dat biiiig house wiff her babies?

BuhBYE Rodney. Loser.

824 days ago
37.

A viewer    

Doesn't add up. She took a shovel to him to see if he was awake? What shovel can reach the deep end of a pool? Why was he banging on his own window, why couldn't he get in his own house? If someone you loved is at the bottom of the pool, and you can't swim, you would run like h---to the neighbor's house , screaming for help, 911 can't save a person at the bottom of a pool. The police won't investigate, they hated him, glad he's gone. His family should hire a good attorney.

824 days ago
38.

Truth    

A SHOVEL??? ISNT THAT WHAT SHE USED TO KEEP HIM UNDER THE WATER? OH, YEA... THE SHOVEL DINT REALLY WORK SO SHE USED THE NEXT HANDY TOOL --->THE PITCH FORK! #TRUTH!!

824 days ago
39.

JulesinSD    

All the problems this man caused, the riots, (he only took a tire iron and robbed a convenience store and was driving drunk) - I bet every single one of the LAPD officers are alive today - that says it all.

824 days ago
40.

who farted    

Good ridence loser

824 days ago
41.

mary    

just wondering, why was king banging on door(s)? were they locked? it was his house, couldnt he just walk in? did she scream for people next door , since they said they heard him crying? wouldnt they hear her calling out for help?

824 days ago
42.

BB not bb    

She was about to be dumped, his body was in five feet of water, he had millions from his lawsuit that she was in on, she locked him out of his own house in the night with him pounding to get in and crying loud enough for neighbors to hear, and on and on. The evidence sounds suspicious and then when you hear her call, it is very over the top. She sounds distraut but a bit excessively so, and I agree some of her inflection sounded off. I guess she could get an award for her screaming and crying performance, but the evidence points in another direction.

I get the impression that she could be in the Bloods or something. Maybe they called a hit on the guy for the New Black Panthers for speaking out against there being any Trayvon Martin riots. The NBP want there to be riots so they can intimidate the white people and take over the country.

Rodney had a soft heart because in spite of the horrible beating he took, he only said he wanted people to get along, not attack each other over it. He wasn't puffed up with racial pride like some people.

This lady seems a little rough for someone like him. I am thinking she wanted his money and he didn't want her around, so when the hit came in, she went along with it.


Usually when I hear people hysterically crying, even in a movie, it makes me feel sad, but her carrying on didn't seem to affect me. There was something that was just too excessive and sort of monotone about it. She was just yelling the same way the whole time. You'd think if you lost someone you loved you'd kind of be quiet and in shock. She just sounded very angry at the operator the whole time.

824 days ago
43.

SimplyHappy    

I can see why Cynthia's friends don't believe her story. That was the weirdest 911 call. She is definitely infatuated with Rodney's celebrity status by the way she continues to put his name out there. At the 1:06 mark of the tape you can clearly hear her say. I didn't jump in because I don't swim that good. That means she can swim just not well. If it's true that their pool is only 5 ft. deep, then she wouldn't even have to swim. To not even try is enough reason to open a full investigation.

824 days ago
44.

EastCoastChopper    

let the facts be the facts - If she hit Rod in the head there will be signs..simple as that.

That said, the drink/drown phenom is well known - the alcohol causes relaxation in the zyphoid and jumping in the water (diving face first) can cause a sudden and drastic inhalation of water filling the lungs almost instantly.

824 days ago
45.

annette    

Sorry - her concern sounds fake to me; does not answer specific questions when asked. With that said, he was a trainwreck ready to happen, I am suprised it didn't happen sooner.

823 days ago
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