Thursday, July 5, 2012

Father of Kelly Thomas Files a Civil Lawsuit One Year After Beating Death

One year after the beating death of homeless schizophrenic Orange County native Kelly Thomas at the hands of Fullerton Police, father Ron Thomas has filed a civil lawsuit against the city, police officers involved and two former police chiefs. The lawsuit claims that a "culture of corruption" in Fullerton led to police officers beating and shocking Thomas with a taser repeatedly July 5th, 2011. Five days later Kelly Thomas died. Pacifica's Dan Fritz reports from Los Angeles, where Ron Thomas and his attorney announced the lawsuit.