Susan Clemmer

 

Age: 41

 

Summary: veteran gang narcotics detective with the Los Angeles Police Department who was among the first witnesses to testify at the 1991 trial of four white police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King whose acquittal led to the 1992 race riots in Los Angeles, who told jurors in the federal trial that King had laughed about the beating he suffered at the hands of several LAPD officers after a traffic stop and that he had spat blood on her uniform during the ambulance ride to a hospital.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: August 25, 1967

 

Died: July 6, 2009

 

Location: Santa Clarita, California