LOS ANGELES : Rodney King Told to Visit His Parole Officer Weekly


Rodney G. King was ordered to visit his parole officer weekly instead of twice a month because of his latest arrest for investigation of drunken driving, officials said.

It was the third time King had been arrested after being beaten on March 3, 1991, by police in a videotaped clubbing that stunned the country and led to a nationwide review of police brutality. King, 27, was on parole for armed robbery at the time he was beaten and was being required to see his parole officer twice a month.

King has not been charged in connection with his July 16 arrest in a Denny’s restaurant parking lot in Orange, Orange County Deputy Dist. Atty. Guy Ormes said.


“If it turns out that he was drunk when he was driving, it’s a violation of his parole,” Jerome Di Maggio, regional parole administrator for the state Department of Corrections, said Tuesday.

Even if there was a criminal charge or conviction, King’s parole would not be revoked, the spokesman said, adding, “It’s not something he would be returned to prison on.”