At the Los Angeles Times, "Two former Fullerton police officers have been found not guilty in the death of Kelly Thomas":
An Orange County jury Monday found two former Fullerton police officers accused of killing a schizophrenic homeless man, Kelly Thomas, not guilty.Continue reading.
Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli were charged with striking Kelly Thomas with a baton and a stun gun in a beating that left him comatose. He died five days later.
Ron Thomas, Kelly Thomas' father, said he was stunned by the verdict, saying he'd never seen such a miscarriage of justice. Thomas also suggested that federal authorities should look into the case.
Ramos' attorney, John Barnett, told reporters: "These peace officers were doing their jobs...they did what they were trained to do."
ADDED: "Kelly Thomas trial verdict a blow to Orange County D.A. Rackauckas."