Thirty-years ago today Rodney King stepped from his car after a car chase and, without provocation, was beaten by four LAPD officers. Unbeknownst to the police, the beating was videotaped by George Holliday who, after attempting to give the tape to the police (as evidence of police brutality), gave it to a local TV station, who aired it. The rest is history.
In July 2020 it was announced that the Sony Video8 Handycam CCD-F77 Holliday used to tape the beating was going to auction. Bidding would start at $225, 000.
Here is the Nate D. Sanders Auctions description.