Fullerton Residents Launch Recall Effort

Recall Effort Launched Against Fullerton Council Members

They are accused of not speaking out about Kelly Thomas’ death.

By Yvonne Beltzer and Jesse Gary |  Friday, Aug 12, 2011

A group of Fullerton residents began an effort Friday to recall three members of the city council, including Mayor F. Richard Jones, in the wake of the death of a homeless man, Kelly Thomas.

Thomas died five days after a confrontation with six Fullerton police officers at the city’s bus depot.

The recall effort is also aimed at the Mayor Pro Tem Don Bankhead and Council Member Pat McKinley.

via Fullerton Residents Launch Recall Effort | NBC Los Angeles.

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Orange County District Attorney reviews key video in Kelly Thomas case

Orange County District Attorney reviews key video in Kelly Thomas case

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

FULLERTON, Calif. (KABC) — The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing footage from a surveillance camera that shows the bloody confrontation between Fullerton police and Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who died from injuries he sustained that night.

Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas called the footage a key piece of evidence. It has yet to be released to the public.

“Once you view it, you just can’t help but feel that we have a tragedy here and… obviously it shouldn’t happen,” Rackauckas said.

Rackauckas would not elaborate on what the footage shows, except to say the video shows a struggle and that he had not seen any evidence the six officers intended to kill 37-year-old Thomas….

via Orange County District Attorney reviews key video in Kelly Thomas case | abc7.com.

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