Holliday dies after a month in hospital
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — George Holliday, the Los Angeles plumber who shot grainy video of four white police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications of COVID-19.
Longtime friend Robert Wollenweber says the 61-year-old died Sunday at a hospital, where he had been for more than a month.
Holliday was awakened by a traffic stop outside his San Fernando Valley home on March 3, 1991.
He went outside to film it, catching the Los Angeles officers punching and kicking King.
A year later, the city erupted in widespread violence after the four officers were acquitted in the beating.