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Video: Two Calif. Cops Face Murder Trial

May 10, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Fullerton Police Beating

Two Fullerton (Calif.) Police officers will stand trial for fatal beating of a homeless man in June.

Manuel Ramos, 38, is believed to be the first officer in modern Orange County history charged for murder of on-duty actions, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Ramos is charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Cpl. Jay Cicinelli, 40, will be tried on charges of involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force.

The officers were captured on surveillance video fatally beating a shirtless Kelly Thomas near a bus depot. Thomas later died of a collapsed windpipe.

Related:

New Video of Fullerton Beating Shown In Court

Two Calif. Cops Face Felony Charges In Beating Death

Six Calif. Officers Involved In Fatal Beating Suspended

Tags: Murder Prosecutions, Deadly Force, Fullerton (Calif.) PD, Kelly Thomas Beating


Comments (4)

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jason v @ 5/11/2012 1:15 AM

One of the main poi.ts that is always stressed in training be ready to justify your action because there will be eyes watching you when you think your all alone. Its a shame somebody died but im glad somebody had the common sense to capture it on film hopefully this will never happen again. As for the officers i hope justice prevails and the courts do tbe right thing and let the evidence be told to an unpartial jury so a fair rulling can be made.

Random @ 5/12/2012 6:50 AM

All fingers crossed for a good justification.

Lead Farmer @ 5/13/2012 7:25 PM

This would be a whole different case if it would have been a black kid out buying skittles.

John Russell @ 5/14/2012 12:37 PM

Find them guilty ---place them in Pelican Bay and tattoo big SHAMROCK on thier forehead that willbe the end of them!

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