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  • Ex-officer in homeless death case wants immunity

    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.


  • ADDS LOCATION-Former Fullerton police Officer Manuel Ramos reacts after being acquitted Monday Jan. 13, 2014, in Santa Ana, Calif.,  of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from the 2011 death of transient Kelly Thomas.  (AP Photo/Mindy Schauer, Pool)

    Officers acquitted in California homeless death

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


  • ADDS LOCATION-Former Fullerton police Officer Manuel Ramos reacts after being acquitted Monday Jan. 13, 2014, in Santa Ana, Calif.,  of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from the 2011 death of transient Kelly Thomas.  (AP Photo/Mindy Schauer, Pool)

    Experts: Video played role in officers' acquittal

    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 condemn acquittal in Kelly Thomas trial

    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.


  • Police recordings key part of Calif. beating case

    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.


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