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Kelly Thomas Trial

Why Cops Who Get Charged With Murder On Duty Are Rarely Convicted

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — By the time all four verdicts were read clearing two California officers of killing a homeless man, people on both sides of...

Former Police Officers Acquitted In Death Of Homeless Man

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 03.15.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two former California police officers were acquitted in the death of a homeless man who died five days after a violent, vid...

Homeless Man Was Screaming For Air As Cops Piled On Him: Prosecutors

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 37-year-old California homeless man's death after a violent confrontation with police drew attention largely because of s...

Officers On Trial For Allegedly Killing Homeless Man

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 02.01.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two California police officers escalated a routine encounter with a homeless man into a beating that left him lying unconsc...

Why We Should Care About the Death of Kelly Thomas

Christine Schanes | Posted 07.14.2012 | Crime
Christine Schanes

What happened in that bus depot parking lot? Can we learn anything from the death of KellyThomas? Why should we care about the death of one homeless person?

Officer: I Just Started Smashing His Face To Hell

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 07.09.2012 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Two Southern California police officers were ordered Wednesday to stand trial in the death of a mentally ill homeless man followi...

Cause Of Death Revealed In Kelly Thomas Case

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 07.08.2012 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A trauma surgeon said Tuesday that continuous compression of a California homeless man's chest during a confrontation with p...

Will The Officers Charged With Beating Kelly Thomas Face A Trial?

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 07.07.2012 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A shirtless Kelly Thomas pulled on his long, scraggly hair while police searched his backpack. Moments later, Officer Manue...

WATCH: Camcorders & iPhones Catch Police Behaving Badly

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 06.18.2012 | Los Angeles

On March 3, 1991, a Lake View Terrace, Calif. resident named George Holliday filmed the beating of an unarmed black man at the hands of several Los An...