Kelly Thomas Police Beating

Prosecution rests in Calif homeless man’s death

Jay-Cicinelli-Manuel-Ramos-Santa-Ana-Calif-Dec-2-2013-PhotoAP-APOrange-County-Register-Bruce-Chambers-Pool-2SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have wrapped up their case against two former California police officers who are on trial in the death of a mentally ill, homeless man.

Orange County prosecutors rested their case Wednesday on the eighth day of trial for the ex-Fullerton officers who are accused of killing 37-year-old Kelly Thomas.

Defense attorneys will begin their case Thursday.

The trial is expected to last into January.

Former Officer Manuel Ramos has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the July 2011 death.

Former Cpl. Jay Cicinelli has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force.

Thomas died five days after a violent confrontation with officers who were responding to reports of a man trying to break into cars at a transit center.

Source: AP

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James says:

Their just two low life thugs who need to be sent to North Korea for some of that Kim Un justice.

TrudyLynn says:

just below the surface of every cop is a bully who would absolutely love to be able to beat the shit out of someone, legally. Because that is so inherently true, it only takes one of them to set the tone to use excessive force and the rest will follow. The largest mob, gang, cartel, free masons (most Commanding Officers are Free Masons), brotherhoods, ad nauseum group of collective people ever, is the police.


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