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2 Fullerton California Cops Charged For The Brutal Murder Of Kelly Thomas

October 12th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Two police officers were charged in the death of a mentally ill homeless man in Southern California who was beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun during his arrest, authorities said Wednesday.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Officer Manuel Ramos was charged with one count each of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas after a violent confrontation on July 5 with officers.

Police Cpl. Jay Cicinelli was charged with one count each of involuntary manslaughter and excessive force.

The prosecutors said Thomas was acting “in self-defense, in pain and in a state of panic. His numerous pleas of `I’m sorry,’ `I can’t breathe,’ `Help’ `Dad’ — all to no avail. Screams, loud screams, didn’t help.”

Six officers were placed on paid administrative leave after the incident that occurred while police were investigating reported vehicle break-ins at a transit hub.

Thomas suffered severe head and neck injuries and was taken off life support five days later.

Thomas suffered from schizophrenia and lived on the streets even though he received support from family and friends.

Police said Thomas ran when officers tried to search his bag. A struggle followed when they tried to arrest him for investigation of possession of stolen goods.

Video from a bystander’s cell phone taken from a distance showed parts of the bloody encounter in which Thomas can be heard screaming for his father.

Surveillance video aboard a bus showed agitated passengers telling the driver that officers beat and repeatedly used a stun gun during the arrest.

After the incident, the police chief went on medical leave and the embattled City Council hired a law enforcement expert to investigate Police Department practices.

Incensed community members held demonstrations and started an effort to recall the mayor and two councilmembers over the incident.

Ron Thomas, the father of the dead man, filed a claim seeking damages from the city.

He has previously released his son’s medical records showing Thomas suffered broken bones in his face, choked on his own blood and was repeatedly shocked with two stun guns.

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  1. deadadelta
    October 12th, 2011 at 05:41 | #1

    Sounds like WACO …
    Sounds like WACO they told the DAVIDIANS Powers that be, Bosses say you can not come out now, if you do you will be meet with FORCE, You will be forced to Re Treat back

    Shortly after they sent in the TANKS, spraying in 10 times to much CS Gas when Burned became SINAID GAS, used in Gas Chambers

    Sprayed in THICKEN FUEL used in FLAME THROWERS, takes extra Hot Fire to Ignite, Reno said none was used, FBI WhiteHurst a New Revelation found 5 in Evidence Lockers

    se my upload, ILLUMINATI WACO

  2. PostToastie
    October 12th, 2011 at 05:41 | #2


  3. PostToastie
    October 12th, 2011 at 05:41 | #3


  4. PostToastie
    October 12th, 2011 at 05:41 | #4

    9/11 WAS A MAGIC …

  5. thefamouslydead
    October 12th, 2011 at 05:41 | #5

    I am so glad that …
    I am so glad that this is happening, However, I have a bad feeling about that involuntary manslaughter charge, is he only laying that charge along with the 2nd DEGREE MURDER to give the judge or jury a way to convict the officer which would make them look good, yet giving him the least amount of time.. It reminds me of Oscar Grants murderer getting less time than some shop lifters.. I sure hope these get what they deserve…

  6. CopsAreTerrorists
    October 12th, 2011 at 05:41 | #6

    4 cops hold down …
    4 cops hold down Kelly Thomas so 2 cops can torture and beat Kelly Thomas for 10 minutes resulting in his murder. And only 2 cops are being charged.


    That’s how you do math when you’re the Orange County District Attorney (Tony Rackauckas) and you’re in the Police Unions back pocket.

    Over the course of 8 years Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas received THOUSANDS of complaints against Fullerton cops and didn’t prosecute one cop; that’s statistically impossible.

  7. Snowblindinfinity
    October 12th, 2011 at 05:42 | #7

    Everything he is …
    Everything he is saying is simply what people have been stating all along about Police. They are Policy Enforcement Officers, Not Peace Officers. They are acting as corporate agents, not Lawful Representatives of the Public Trust. They are acting unconstitutionally by enforcing commercial statutes on non-commercial private citizens and using force of arms and threats of violence to gain cooperation and compliance from their victims. Those who resist suffer like Kelly, this is an obvious evil.

  8. chuska8383
    October 12th, 2011 at 05:42 | #8

    This is what …
    This is what happens when the government enforces an exclusive monopoly…

  9. gking1000
    October 12th, 2011 at 05:42 | #9

    What I want to know …
    What I want to know is where are the accountability for the cops that that helped/watched/let it happen?They’re all culpable.

  10. Mikster1967
    October 12th, 2011 at 05:42 | #10

    I sincerely hope …
    I sincerely hope that all pigs involved get butt raped continually, 24/7 . This will be the justice..now they need to start looking at the thousands of others .

  11. blossombogart2
    October 12th, 2011 at 05:42 | #11

    not good enough… …
    not good enough…all complicit and coverup…murder with intent

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