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  • Fullerton Hires Police Watchdog to Probe Homeless Man's Death

    08/17/2011 2:12:42 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 48 replies · 1+ views
    KTLA ^ | Aug. 17, 2011 | Staff
    FULLERTON, Calif. (KTLA) -- Fullerton's city council has voted to hire a police watchdog to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of mentally-ill homeless man, Kelly Thomas, after a violent confrontation with six officers. Council members voted 4-1 Tuesday night to hire Michael Gennaco, chief attorney for the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review, at upwards of $230 an hour. Gennaco said he would immediately begin his investigation into the entire department -- not just Thomas' death -- to see if there's any corruption. The decision came after a heated meeting involving enraged community members who booed, heckled and...
  • Hackers post BART cops' personal information

    08/17/2011 12:37:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/17/11 | Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer
    OAKLAND -- Hackers carried out the second cyber-attack on BART within the past week today, breaking into the website of the union that represents the transit system's rank-and-file police and releasing a roster of 102 officers along with their home addresses, e-mail account addresses and passwords for the site. The roster was published on a separate website, where the hackers wrote, "Yet another success." Hackers have said they will strike back at BART for temporarily shutting down underground cellular and wi-fi service Thursday, a move BART made to try to quell a planned antipolice protest in downtown San Francisco. The...
  • Hackers (Anonymous..) threaten Fullerton police website, email

    08/14/2011 11:24:33 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 14, 2011 | CLAUDIA KOERNER
    FULLERTON – The hacker group Anonymous is threatening to disrupt the Fullerton Police Department's website and email after the death of a mentally ill homeless man last month following a confrontation with police officers. The group is demanding the resignation of Police Chief Michael Sellers, the prosecution of the officers involved and the city to pay out $5 million to the family of Kelly Thomas, 37, who died July 10. Police said Thomas resisted while officers were investigating reports of an attempted car burglary. Six officers responded to subdue him, and a bloody photo showing Thomas' fatal head and neck...