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California City to Pay $4.9M for Police Killing of Homeless Man | Democracy Now!


Headlines for November 24, 2015 | Democracy Now!: The California city of Fullerton has agreed to pay 4.9 million dollars to settle a civil case over the police beating death of a mentally ill homeless man in 2011. Officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli were acquitted last year in the death of Kelly Thomas, whose injuries included a compressed trachea and broken facial bones. Over the course of nearly 10 minutes, Thomas was tackled, hit with a baton, pinned down, punched repeatedly in the ribs, kneed in the head, stunned four times with a Taser, and then struck in the face with the Taser itself eight times. Footage shows him pleading for help. He died days later.

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