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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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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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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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Video may not provide a full answer as to what happened in death of Kelly Thomas

Los Angeles Times | Surveillance tape shot from the Fullerton bus depot shows parts of the police altercation, but key elements are obscured, according to a law enforcement source who reviewed it. The source, who spoke to The Times on … Continue reading

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Steve Lopez: Kelly Thomas’ father fights for justice

Los Angeles Times | When the phone rang at 3:30 a.m., Ron Thomas knew it had to be bad news. “Kelly’s been beaten up,” his daughter, Christina, tearfully told him. “It looks like he’s going to die.” Ron Thomas, a … Continue reading

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Hundreds protest death of Kelly Thomas

Orange County Register | Hundreds of protesters rallied Saturday outside the Fullerton Police Department, demanding answers and resignations because of the death of a mentally ill man after a violent confrontation with officers. The protest was peaceful, but it was … Continue reading

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KNBC: Father of Kelly Thomas seeks death penalty

At a rally in front of the Fullerton Police Department Saturday calling for the police chief’s resignation, the father of the 37-year-old schizophrenic man who was beaten by police and died said he wanted to see stiff penalties for those … Continue reading

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Photo: Today’s protest in front of Fullerton police headqarters

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Police chief could be forced out over beating death

Los Angeles Times | A second Fullerton City Council member is asking the police chief to resign after a mentally ill homeless man was beaten to death during a confrontation with six officers. Council member Sharon Quirk-Silva called for Chief … Continue reading

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