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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.

  • steve says:

    I’ve been trained in the OC Sheriff’s academy and there is no excuse for what they done. Charge every cop there at the scene for murder. Fire the whole PD and bring in the sheriff dept!

    I so feel for Kelly’s dad to hear him call out for his Dad!

  • ALLEN K. says:

    I couldn’t continue watching, ,my hands are still shaking as I am typing this comment. I agree that all the cop on the scene is responsible and they should all be terminated with their chief & direct superiors resigning immediately. These people are hoodlums with badges and have no business protecting the public.

  • Wholetruth2012 says:

    The OC DA deserves a best actor award for his dramatics and feigned emotion.  He has sunk to a new low using his power to advance his political ambitions at the expense of two officers who were dealing with a rapidly escalating situation with a person who was known (by his family) to be very violent.  His own mother had a restraining order filed against him.  It is well known that he once physically attacked his grandfather.  His father when contacted by local police would say that he (Kelly) was their problem now.

    When Ramos says, “See these fists, They’re getting ready to f— you up,” he ALSO says, “iF YOU DON’T F-ING START LISTENING.”. Something that the DA likes to omit when miss quoting Ofc. Ramos.
    Another thing the DA and now the media so conveniently neglect to include is Thomas’ response, “START PUNCHING DUDE.” 
    Does that sound like someone who is in fear for his life?

    Even RonThomas admits to using force with Kelly, 
    “Ron once used his jujitsu skills to apprehend his son, wrestling Kelly into his car from a Yorba Linda park using wristlocks. “A lot of things I did with Kelly were very painful. But what are the alternatives?” -Orange Coast Magazine, March 2012