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Strong Aftershock Rattles Southern California

Dozens evacuated following yesterday's quake

(Newser) - More than 100 aftershocks have followed yesterday's magnitude-5.1 earthquake in southern California, including a magnitude-4.1 rumble this afternoon. The moderate earthquake yesterday forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said... More »

Jury Acquits Officers Who Beat Homeless Man to Death

Fullerton, Calif., case hinged on graphic surveillance video

(Newser) - Two former California police officers were acquitted today in the death of a homeless man after a violent struggle with officers that was captured on surveillance video. It was a rare case in which police officers were charged with a death involving actions on duty. In the death of Kelly... More »

Cop Charged With Murder in Homeless Man's Beating

Another is charged with manslaughter in Kelly Thomas' death

(Newser) - The high-profile beating death of a schizophrenic homeless man by police that was caught on videotape has resulted in serious charges for two of the officers involved. Manuel Ramos faces second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges, while Jay Cicinelli is accused of involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force, reports... More »

Cops Defend Actions in Man's Fatal Beating

Parents of homeless man in Fullerton demand more answers

(Newser) - Six officers involved in the fatal beating of a homeless man in Fullerton, California, have been placed on leave as the FBI and the local DA investigate. An attorney for the officers defended their actions today, saying that 37-year-old Kelly Thomas has been "combative" and "resistant" when officers... More »

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