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Kelly Thomas case: Feds say no criminal charges against Fullerton cops

By Sean Emery, Orange County Register | Federal prosecutors have decided to not pursue criminal charges against three Fullerton police officers whose violent encounter with Kelly Thomas five years ago resulted in the homeless, mentally ill man’s death. Department of … Continue reading

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Kelly Thomas remembered nearly 4 years after his fatal beating by Fullerton police

Kelly Thomas, who died during a violent arrest in Fullerton four years ago this July, was remembered Sunday. Elsa Ramon of CBS Los Angeles reports:

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California legislators aim to police the police

By James Poulos | After a politically punishing year for law enforcement departments from Los Angeles to New York, California legislators are riding the wave of controversy, drafting a spate of bills that would use the power of state government to assert more … Continue reading

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Double standard is the standard for council members Fitzgerald and Flory

By Barry Levinson | Not surprisingly when I spoke at the last Fullerton City Council meeting (October 7) about the federal lawsuit recently filed against a former Fullerton Police Department detective for actions starting in late 2012 through well into … Continue reading

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Why incidents like the Kelly Thomas beating death by Fullerton police won’t go away

The increasing number of suspected police abuse incidents caught on video is becoming a real problem for both our police departments and our society By Barry Levinson | Police Chiefs around this country tell us repeatedly how well-trained the members … Continue reading

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A nationwide excessive force epidemic?

On Tuesday, CNN reporter Susan Candiotti reported on what many perceive to be an alarming increase in the use of excessive force amongst police departments nationwide:

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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 … Continue reading

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A post mortem on the AJ Redkey arrest . . .

. . . and how our FPD and our police chief Dan Hughes handled it By Barry Levinson| The police are paid well to serve and protect. An innocent man, Kelly Thomas, was brutally beaten to death by 6 officers, … Continue reading

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Fullerton settles sexual assault suit against former police officer for $350,000

Orange County Register | The city will pay a total of $350,000 to two women who say they were sexually assaulted by a Fullerton police officer, the city attorney announced Tuesday night. The officer, Albert Rincon, is no longer employed … Continue reading

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