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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Family, Friends Gather to Remember Kelly Thomas Five Years After His Beating

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

The parents of Kelly Thomas joined with supporters yesterday evening in Fullerton to mark a solemn anniversary. Five years have passed since Kelly's fatal encounter with six Fullerton police officers at a downtown bus depot on July 5, 2011 forever changed the city. Angry protests filled the streets outside the police department's headquarters, political recalls followed marathon city council meetings and a murder trial for ex-officers Manual Ramos and Jay Cicinelli ended in acquittal.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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