Monthly Archives: August 2011

City could hire Kelly Thomas case consultant tonight

Orange County Register | The Fullerton City Council could hire a law-enforcement consultant as early as Tuesday night to investigate what happened when as many as six police officers had a physical confrontation with an apparently unarmed homeless man who … Continue reading

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CNN: Interview with the potential police department investigator

Randi Kaye talks to the consultant Fullerton is calling in to review its Police Department and Kelly Thomas’ death:

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West Coyote Hills opponents turn in petition signatures

Orange County Register | Opponents trying to repeal the City Council’s approval of the 760-home West Coyote Hills development submitted enough signatures to the City Clerk on Friday to start the process of putting the issue before voters. Friends of … Continue reading

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Hackers group ‘Anonymous’ threatens cyber attack on Fullerton police over Kelly Thomas case

Los Angeles Times | The shadowy hackers group calling itself “Anonymous” has threatened cyber attacks against the Fullerton Police Department in retaliation for the death of a homeless mentally ill man after a violent confrontation with police last month, the department’s public information … Continue reading

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Fullerton’s history with the homeless

Voice of OC | The Fullerton Police Department has an officer whose job includes dealing with the homeless and their myriad mental health and other issues. In fact, the officer, Cpl. John DeCaprio, completed a two-day course last year on … Continue reading

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FOX: Kelly Thomas case turns political

The case of Kelly Thomas, the homeless man who died last month after a confrontation with Fullerton police, is not just a human tragedy. It has also become a political football. FOX 11′s John Schwada has the full story in … Continue reading

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KTLA: Councilmember Whitaker calls for Attorney General to get involved in Kelly Thomas investigation

Fullerton Councilmember Bruce Whitaker has called for California’s attorney general to get involved in the investigation of Kelly Thomas death, and city manager Joe Felz has called for an independent review of the involvement of the six FPD officers. David … Continue reading

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KCBS/KCAL: Orange County DA talks about Kelly Thomas death

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas spoke publicly for the first time today about the death of Kelly Thomas who was beaten and tased by six Fullerton Police officers. Dave Lopez reports:

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One law firm represents union leaders in Costa Mesa pension fight and cops in Fullerton beating death

Republic of Costa Mesa | The law firm of Silver, Hadden, Silver, Wexler & Levine had a busy July, simultaneously representing the Orange County Employees Association in their pension war on Costa Mesa while (up the 55 and 91 freeways) … Continue reading

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KTLA: Protesters still seeking answers in Fullerton beating

Chris Wolfe reporting on last night’s vigil for Kelly Thomas:

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