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VIOLENT VIDEO: Kelly Thomas beating video released by Orange County DA; Viewer warning advised

Members of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office have released the footage of the brutal beating of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man, at a Fullerton bus depot on the night of July 5, 2011.

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper and other media outlets were sent a copy of the video on Monday evening. The altercation of the well publicized beating begins at 15:20 into the clip.

Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos was charged with second-degree murder in Thomas’ death, and Cpl. Jay Cicinelli faces involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force charges.

Video provided by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

WARNING: The video is very violent in nature, use discretion before viewing.

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