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Internal Report: Officers Violated Use-Of-Force Policy In Kelly Thomas Arrest

SANTA ANA (AP) — Two Fullerton police officers who were acquitted of criminal wrongdoing in the 2011 death of a mentally ill homeless man violated their department’s use-of-force policy, according to an internal report. 400 more words


A Double Standard on Domestic Violence Arrests

Former Fullerton Police Officer Manuel Ramos, who was tried and acquitted for second degree murder in the 2011 beating death of Kelly Thomas, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence three weeks ago, but no news circulated about it until late this week. 609 more words

Fullerton Police Department

Internal Affairs Report Sheds Light on Kelly Thomas Beating

According to a previously sealed internal affairs investigation report completed in April, 2012, three of the four Fullerton cops involved in the brutal beating death of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man, violated a series of department policies, including use of force. 754 more words

Police State


Dear Good Cop,

You may remember me, I was the kid who shared his peanut-butter sandwich with you on our first day in kindergarten. Later, in high school, you saved me from being “trashed” by a group of ravenous upper-classmen during our freshman year. 517 more words

#PoliceState Update: Local Band to Lead Anti-Police Police Brutality Protest in Memory of Kelly Thomas

One great thing about OC’s music community is it’s long memory. In some cases, like the killing of Kelly Thomas, its a long bitter memory. 94 more words

Sacramento Update

Comic Review: Jem and the Holograms #1

Publisher: IDW

Writer: Kelly Thomas

Artist: Ross Campbell

Colourist: M Victoria Robado

Jem and the Holograms is a rather under valued cartoon series from the 80’s, to watch the cartoon now will not only take many people in their 30’s on a trip down memory lane, but also make them stop and wonder how the police were never involved in certain cases that were a bit too dangerous for a band to really deal with on their own. 352 more words

Comic Books

OC Register: Mental Illness and Police Violence are Not Necessarily Related Conditions

A front page story in the March 24 edition of the Orange County Register chronicles special training received by county police officers to deal with mentally ill people following the  death of Kelly Thomas in Fullerton three and half years ago. 483 more words

Fullerton Police Department