Remembering Kelly Thomas, three years after his fatal run-in with Fullerton police

Kelly Thomas, an unarmed mentally ill homeless man, was savagely beat to a pulp by six Fullerton police officers on July 5, 2011 and was taken off life support a few days later. Despite the fact that ex-cops Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli were found “not guilty” earlier this year, the community still gathered in Kelly’s memory at the Kelly’s Corner landmark in Downtown Fullerton on Saturday night. This excellent slide show by OC Weekly‘s Josue Rivas documents that event.

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One Response to Remembering Kelly Thomas, three years after his fatal run-in with Fullerton police

  1. Barry Levinson says:

    It is now three years since the senseless, brutal death of Kelly Thomas at the hands, arms, feet, knees, bodies and taser gun handle of 6 Fullerton police officers. Three of those officers are still gainfully employed under our new Chief of Police, Dan Hughes.

    One of those three officers, Sergeant Kevin Craig was honored by the Fullerton Police Association, (the union for the rank and file Fullerton police officers) as their 2013 Supervisor of the Year.

    Those in power at city hall claim correctly that we have new council members and a new police chief. However, it is not the names of those in charge that is important but rather the openness and transparency in which they govern us that does matter.

    Unfortunately, in that regard, little has changed substantively since the brutal death of Kelly Thomas.