Security cameras captured the fatal beating of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from mental illness. One former Fullerton PD officer now faces second degree murder charges while the other is charged with manslaughter.
A prosecutor says two Southern California police officers escalated a routine encounter with homeless man Kelly Thomas into a bloody beating that caused his death days later. Thomas died five days after the violent confrontation. (Dec. 2)
Two California police officers who were videotaped in a violent struggle with a homeless man during an arrest were acquitted Monday of killing him. Kelly Thomas' parents reacted to the verdict outside the Orange County courtroom. (Jan. 14)