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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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