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Homeless Man's Mother Settles With Calif. Agency

May 16, 2012  | 

The mother of a mentally ill homeless man who died after he was beaten by Fullerton police has reached a settlement with the city that will pay her $1 million, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The agreement unanimously approved by the Fullerton City Council resolves Cathy Thomas' legal claims against the city involving the death of Kelly Thomas, 37. He died July 10, five days after his violent confrontation with Fullerton Police Department officers.

"Resolution of Ms. Thomas' claim at this time allows her to begin the healing process and avoid what would likely be protracted, expensive and difficult civil litigation," Thomas and the city said in a joint statement.

Read the full Los Angeles Times story.

Tags: Settlement, Fullerton (Calif.) PD, Kelly Thomas Beating


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JusticeForIsla @ 5/16/2012 3:12 PM

Good for her!! We also commend the city of Fullerton for doing the right thing and accepting responsibility for their police departments despicable and deplorable actions.

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Read our ongoing ordeal - we were brutally attacked by a Nashville police SWAT Unit by mistake and now I am going to trial for "assaulting" the officers who brutally assaulted us! justiceforisla.wordpress.com

Brian @ 5/23/2012 2:09 PM

It's so unfortunate that all it takes to exonerate and reinstate 6 murderers is a million dollars of the tax payers' money. "Here's some cash, now stop talking about how we murdered your mentally ill son."

This is why no one respects authority in this country any longer. The police might as well be the catholic church with as much covering up of wrongful indiscretions.

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