Category Archives: Kelly Thomas

June 3 Fullerton Council Meeting: The People’s Trial of Police Chief Dan Hughes

I REPORT, YOU DECIDE. By Barry Levinson | There are many people who are upset about the Fullerton Police Department (FPD) sending six (6) police officers and several vehicles all the way up to Pasadena for a half day just … Continue reading

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Acquited ex-Fullerton cop Cicinelli receiving $40K-a-year pension from LAPD

RT | One of the two former Fullerton, California police department officers acquitted this month in the brutal 2011 beating death of Kelly Thomas has for years been receiving a $40,000 annual pension from the city of Los Angeles. Before … Continue reading

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TV coverage of last night’s city council meeting

KNBC (4) had a camera crew at the meeting and broadcast this video. KCBS/KCAL (2/9) was there, too, and this was their report.  KTLA (5) was also there and this was their segment. KABC (7) didn’t send a crew, but … Continue reading

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Cops vs. Cameras – The Killing of Kelly Thomas & The Power of New Media

By Paul Detrick, Reason TV | Last week, a jury acquitted two Fullerton police officers accused in the beating and death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless man with schizophrenia. That the the jury reached a “not guilty” verdict despite viewing … Continue reading

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None dare call it madness

“Over the course of the past two and a half years the City of Fullerton Police Department has taken significant steps to make it the best department possible. As Fullerton’s new Police Chief, I will make sure those efforts continue … Continue reading

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‘Not guilty’ verdict in Kelly Thomas beating trial is a cause for cynicism

Actions of officers, police department called into question By Steven Greenhut | I’ve always taken comfort in comedian George Carlin’s quip that “scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist.” It’s not that cynics want the world to … Continue reading

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Fullerton’s ‘$100,000 Pension Club’ continues to grow

A searchable database recently posted by the Orange County Register on its website reveals that the number of retired Fullerton public employees collecting pensions of $100,000 per year or more has continued to grow. The latest total is 62 — … Continue reading

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John & Ken broadcast from Fullerton to support council recall

Orange County Register | Radio personalities “John and Ken” broadcast their popular drive-time show just steps from City Hall on Wednesday, drumming up support for a recall campaign aimed at three City Council members because of perceptions of their handling … Continue reading

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An interview with Bruce Whitaker on the issue of who controls the police

Full Disclosure Network interviews Fullerton City Council Member Bruce Whitaker, who describes how his efforts were stonewalled by the city bureaucracy when he sought to get to the truth regarding the death of Kelly Thomas, who was beaten to death … Continue reading

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KTLA: Council member Whitaker says police chief violated his contract by living in San Clemente

Chief Michael Sellers, who is currently on medical leave, never moved to Fullerton as required by his employment contract. KTLA’s David Begnaud’s filed this report Thursday night: SAN CLEMENTE — Fullerton Police Chief Michael Sellers, who has been on medical … Continue reading

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