Skip to comments.APNewsBreak: CA Police Officer Charged With Murder (Kelly Thomas beating)
Posted on 09/21/2011 11:02:35 AM PDT by Smogger
A defense lawyer says a police officer has been charged with murder in the death of a mentally ill homeless man in Southern California.
Attorney John Barnett says his client, Fullerton police Officer Manuel Ramos, surrendered to authorities Wednesday and was being charged with second-degree murder.
The Orange County district attorney's office was set to announce the charge in the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas after a violent confrontation on July 5 with Fullerton officers.
Six officers were placed on paid administrative leave after the incident that occurred while police were investigating reported vehicle break-ins at a transit hub.
Thomas suffered severe head and neck injuries and was taken off life support five days later.
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The murder charge is appropriate. The man was murdered.
SO ugly and senseless
It will be interesting to see what comes out of discovery on this. The tasers used produce data on the number and duration of discharges delivered so at least that evidence will be factual.
Presser is on now.
Yes. The DA just said the examined the tasers.
They were just following normal policies and procedures of the police department. Case dismissed. Nothing to see here citizen.
Officer Manuel Ramos - Second degree murder, Involuntary Manslaughter.
Cpl. Jay Cincelini - Involuntary manslaughter, Excessive use of force.
Officer Manuel Ramos orders Kelly Thomas “Put your hands on your f’ing knees” He then made two fists and put them front of Kelly Thomas face, and told Kelly Thomas “See these two fists? They are getting ready to f you up!”
More to go.
The announcement is likely propaganda to confuse everyone and shut the media up. The judicial mob is probably already wiggling out of any murder prosecutions.
Police Beating of Kelly Thomas in Fullerton, CA
Fullerton California Police Beat Mentally Ill Man Kelly Thomas To Death
There were actually some right here, supporting those who served up this brutal murderous beating.
He’ll probably eat his gun. The dept. will rule it an “accident” so the fam will get pension $ .
Start watching at 3:40
Why did they beat this unarmed white guy so brutally?
What was the real motive?
Glad to see something happening in this case. Its hard to see any valid reason for their actions and the devastation that inflicted on his head and body.
The only reason something is happening, is due to video and lots of witnesses.
Otherwise, no one would have ever heard a word about his.
Bet the rent.
Police Cpl. Jay Cicinelli was charged with one count each of involuntary manslaughter and excessive force.
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