California policemen charged in death of homeless man
Reuters US Online Report Domestic News
Sep 21, 2011 14:56 EDT
SANTA ANA, Calif (Reuters) – Two Fullerton, California policemen were charged on Wednesday in the death of a homeless man who was beaten and shocked with a stun-gun in a violent altercation with officers in July, prosecutors said.
Fullerton Police Officer Manuel Ramos was charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said .
Corporal Jay Cicinelli was charged with involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force in the July 5 incident, Rackauckas said.
Thomas died five days later of injuries sustained in the confrontation.
(Reporting by Tori Richards; Writing by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Jerry Norton)
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