The 1992 LA riots erupted after four white police officers, filmed severely beating black taxi driver Rodney King. These officers were acquitted of assault. As a result of the televised beating of Rodney King several days of rioting occurred such as looting, assault and arson. This killed more than 50 people, more than 2,300 were injured, and thousands were arrested. About 1,100 buildings were damaged, and total property damage was about $1 billion, which made the riots one of the most-devastating civil disruptions in American history.