OFFICERS FOUND NOT GUILTY IN HOMELESS MANS (KELLY THOMAS) DEATH: Did police arresting a homeless man go too far?

Posted: January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized
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SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOS: Was excessive force used to apprehend a homeless man? According to a jury in the death of Kelly Thomas the answer is No. Officer Manuel Ramos and Officer Jay Cicinelli were found not guilty on all charges of murder and manslaughter in the beating death of Thomas.

Kelly Thomas mom Cathy Thomas states “I’m just horrified. They got away with murdering my son,” and the victim’s father, Ron Thomas, said that everyone now needs to be afraid. “This is carte blanche to police officers to do whatever they want,” he told reporters.

So did Police Officers use too much force? Watch videos below. The second video records the start and end of the incident and does not have court texts. You be the judge, but do not let this video distort your perception of really good police officers who risk their lives every day to protect us.

CNN: A jury has acquitted two former Fullerton, California, police officers on trial in the beating death of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill and homeless man.

The verdict was read in a Santa Ana courtroom Monday afternoon. Eight women and four men began deliberating the case on Thursday READ MORE: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/13/us/california-homeless-beating-verdict/

FOX: Two California police officers who were videotaped in a violent struggle with a homeless man during an arrest were acquitted Monday of killing him.

It was a rare case in which police officers were charged in a death involving actions on duty. One of the officers acquitted had been charged with murder READ MORE: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/14/kelly-thomas-trial-officers-acquitted-in-homeless-man-death/

NYDAILY NEWS: Two former cops accused of unlawfully killing a schizophrenic California homeless man in July 2011 have been found not guilty.

Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli had been charged with battering Kelly Thomas with a baton and a stun gun during a vicious beating in Orange County that left him unconscious Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fullerton-cops-aquitted-homeless-man-death-article-1.1578808#ixzz2qO9YpjNj

VIDEO WITH COURT TEXT:           

FULL VIDEO WITHOUT TEXT

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Comments
  1. Harley says:

    Police officers have a very hard and dangerous job and I am thankful we have them. They literally put their lives on the line every day. On the other hand, these officers weren’t doing their duty. Ramos started out by threatening and antaganizing this man and seemed to enjoy beating him to death. I’m sorry he was not convicted.

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