On Thursday, April 30th 1992, there were more looting, violence and riots due to a court trial on the 1992 King Versus LA County Police case.
When Rodney King was aggressive towards a cop named Laurence Powell after a routine traffic stop, the five white cops then beat King. The case was one of brutality against citizens. With video tape proof, the officers were acquitted and it became about race.
The cops had claimed that King was on PCP when he was aggressive which explained his violent attacks when trying to calm him down. But he was kicked in the head, beaten with batons and more.
Riots then ensued for more then 5 days straight. This included over 3,500 fires to over 1,100 buildings, 2,000 people injured and over 50 people killed.
On the second day of riots, to try and return peace, Bill Cosby spoke on KNBC and asked the citizens who were rioting, to stop and watch the series finale of The Cosby Show.