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A shocking video has been released allegedly showing police officers tasering and beating a homeless man to death who they claim was resisting arrest.
Though the video is not clear, eye witnesses say the homeless man - Kelly Thomas, 37 - was unable to put up any resistance and was lying on the ground on his front when the attack took place on July 5.
His screams and cries for his father can be heard amid the tasering noises.
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Currently, the Fullerton Police Department is performing an inquiry into the incident, and the case is being examined by the Orange County District Attorney's office, reports the LA Times. There have been several protests, and a vigil for Kelly was held in downtown Fullerton, the OC Register tells us.
In an open letter, City Council Member Bruce Whitaker has called for the police to offer a clear explanation and to release a video that apparently shows the actual beating.
He advised me that he was harrassed by the police and didn't get up and move fast enough. He said that they beat him so bad that he wouldn't stop bleeding so they had to take him to the hospital. At the hospital the cops advised him that he was being arrested for resisting arrest. Well he goes to court and the judge dismisses his case, apologizes for the cops beating him and let him go. I advised my cousin to lie low when the police come around or it will happen again and he might not be so lucky.
'The only thing we have left of our son is the blood in the gutter, that's all we have left'