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Trial Begins for former Calif. Officers Charged with Killing Homeless Man

December 02, 2013  | 

The trial of two former Fullerton, Calif., officers charged in the death of a homeless man is scheduled to begin today.

Kelly Thomas, 37, died two years ago after a violent confrontation with then Fullerton officers Jay Cicinelli and Manuel Ramos.

Ramos was charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Cicinelli was charged with involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force. Both have pleaded not guilty, KTLA TV reports.

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


Comments (5)

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Capt. Crunch @ 12/2/2013 6:33 PM

The homeless man was crazy and violent towards the police officers. The officers acted within the law.

Ordinary Joe @ 12/3/2013 9:36 AM

Homeless man was not violent. He was crazy but not violent. We shall see what the court says when they give the verdict.

Capt. Crunch @ 12/3/2013 8:32 PM

Joe, how can you say the suspect was not violent when it took 4 officers to retraint him, also in the video I saw suspect kicking at officers and at one part of the video I saw 2 officers on top of the suspect and the suspect lifting both officers on his back and crawling approx. 3 feet with them on his back. I think the suspects injuries were self inflicted by him resisting arrest.

SA John @ 12/5/2013 3:10 PM

Why do tolerate these thugs in policing? Watch the video. This is a needless escalation leading to a horrible outcome. This a righteous prosecution, and we need to rid the profession of these types.

lenny @ 1/2/2014 1:54 AM

@Capt. Crunch
I see you are up to your usual level of lunacy.
I don't know what video you watched, but for you to say his injuries are self inflicted is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

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