Police Beating

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Kelly Thomas’ Father Says He’s Fixed On Justice As Trial Continues

More than two years after his son died in a violent confrontation with police, Ron Thomas still hears the echoes of that night.


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Rodney King Laid To Rest At Forest Lawn

One of Rodney King’s daughters remembered him not as a civil rights figure, but as a “gentle giant” of a father, as he was buried Saturday.



Investigators: El Monte Police Fatally Struck, Used Taser On Mentally Ill Man

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators say El Monte police used flashlights, batons and a stun gun on a mentally ill man suspected of elder abuse who later died at a hospital.


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Fullerton Police Officer Involved In Kelly Thomas Beating Faces Another Lawsuit

A disabled man has filed a lawsuit against Fullerton police, saying he was abused by the same officer charged in the beating death of a homeless man.


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Fullerton Police Department Decides To Fire 3 Officers Over Kelly Thomas Beating

The city of Fullerton told CBS2 that they mailed a letter to three of the police officers involved in the fatal beating of a homeless, schizophrenic man.


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Graphic Surveillance Video Of Kelly Thomas Beating Shown In Court

In court Monday, people gasped, screamed and some cried as they watched a video of Fullerton police beating a homeless man at a bus station. Kelly Thomas, 37, later died from the injuries he sustained that night.


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DA Gets Autopsy Report On Death Of Kelly Thomas

Prosecutors said Tuesday they have received a report on the cause of death for a mentally ill homeless man who died this summer after a violent confrontation with six police officers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/20/2011

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Uproar At Fullerton City Council Meeting Over Violent Police Arrest Of Homeless Man

A Fullerton city council meeting turned into a shouting match with city leaders storming out Tuesday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/17/2011

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Orange County DA Talks Exclusively About Kelly Thomas Death

Fullerton police are under fire after the violent death of a schizophrenic homeless man. Six police officers are suspected of beating Kelly Thomas, 37, to death and the police department is being accused of withholding video evidence.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2011

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Former Fullerton Police Chief Sympathizes With Family Of Schizophrenic Man

Former Pat McKinley, who served as Fullerton police chief for 16 years and currently serves on the city council, is speaking out about the death of Kelly Thomas and allegations that excessive force was used by police.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/02/2011

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Witnesses Recount Alleged Fatal Beating Of Homeless Man By Officers

Six police officers suspected of beating a homeless man to death have been pulled from street duty, but are still working.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/01/2011