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A former Fullerton police officer who was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in the 2011 death of a homeless man wants immunity from federal prosecution if he testifies in a civil case.
Two California police officers who were videotaped in a violent struggle with a homeless man during an arrest were acquitted Monday of killing him.
The district attorney who charged two California police officers with the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man said surveillance video of the struggle provided clear evidence of wrongdoing. But in the end, the footage wasn't enough and may have helped defense lawyers win the case, legal experts said.
Parents of a homeless man who died after a violent struggle with Fullerton police have condemned the acquittal of two officers but a defense lawyer says the jury did its duty.
As Fullerton police Officer Manuel Ramos approached a homeless man at a bus stop in July, he did what members of his department have been doing for a decade. He clicked on an audio recorder normally used to capture witness statements and exonerate officers accused of misconduct.