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BREAKING: Ramos, Cicinelli Found Not Guilty in Kelly Thomas Death Case

Death of Kelly Thomas

Death of Kelly Thomas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Brian Hews

This is Breaking News.

An Orange County jury has reached non guilty verdicts in the case of two former Fullerton police officers accused of killing Kelly Thomas, a homeless man during a violent encounter in 2011.

Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli were declared “not guilty” by a jury on Monday afternoon.  The two officers were charged with striking Thomas with a baton and a stun gun. Thomas died five days after the incident.

Several protesters have gathered in front of the court house where the jury verdict was reached.

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Danny from Artesia
Danny from Artesia

A black day for our justice/jury system. If you are homeless and living on the streets you are in big trouble.

Dean G.
Dean G.

This was a big risk for the DA, who did the case himself. Will definitely will impact his bid for re-election; and those who followed the trial do not see justice being served. Very hard to guess how the jury found these verdicts! The officers were out of control. It is a loss for public support law enforcement. The next 12-24 hours will tell.

David Lauderdale
David Lauderdale

Dean, While I certainly agree this was big political risk for Tony Rackauckas. I definitely believe our justice system should not be politically motivated, however this case certainly was. I also think it shows Mr. Rackauckas is perhaps a better politician than he is a prosecutor. Unfortunately as the DA for Orange County he is also supposed to be a leader for that department. As such he should know the best of his available prosecutor’s to handle such a high profile case. It would appear he in fact does not posses that capability, or his own narcissism prevented him from… Read more »