OC DA Discusses Fullerton Beating Case

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More than a month ago a 37-year-old, homeless schizophrenic was beaten by six Fullerton police officers. Kelly Thomas died after five days in a coma, and his father, Ron Thomas, has released pictures of Kelly's face and head, horribly disfigured. Public outrage continues. At a demonstration this weekend, several hundred people demanded justice, and two city council members have called on Police Chief Michael Sellers to step down. The officers are on paid leave, and the department has said only that Kelly resisted when police approached and tried to search his backpack. Today, for the first time, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas spoke out about the charge by Kelly's father that his son was murdered, first spoke with Dave Lopez of Channel 2 News and then with Which Way, L.A.?.

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Guests:
Tony Rackauckas - Orange County District Attorney - @OCDATony, Ron Thomas - father of Kelly Thomas, Stephen Marder - UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Steve Pitman - National Association on Mental Illness

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Warren Olney