The now-infamous surveillance tape of the deadly police beating of homeless Kelly Thomas showed it was Officer Joseph Wolfe who struck first with his baton. Two Fullerton policemen, Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, have already been indicted in relation to the July 5, 2011 incident, and yet, Wolfe avoided criminal charges — until now.
One of the two on-duty Fullerton police officers slated to stand trial for the killing of homeless schizophrenic Kelly Thomas has been officially kicked off the police force.
Two Fullerton, Calif., police officers set to stand trial for the beating death of a schizophrenic homeless man that was caught on camera received more bad news yesterday: they’re going to be fired.
In the aftermath of a deadly police beating caught on videotape, the Fullerton Police Department agreed to settle claims brought by Cathy Thomas, the victim’s mother, for $1 million.
A judge has ruled that two Fullerton police officers accused of killing a homeless man in a savage beating on videotape must stand trial before a jury.
Shocking surveillance video of a deadly police beating was shown in court during the preliminary hearing of two police officers charged with the murder of a homeless man.
For the first time in Orange County history, two on-duty uniformed police officers are charged with the killing of a homeless man that sparked outrage when homemade videos of the beating surfaced on the Internet.