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Caught on Tape: Police beat and taser ‘gentle’ mentally-ill homeless man to death

Rachel Quigley
Daily Mail [1]
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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.

The video was shot by a student in Fullerton, California. Kelly Thomas was beaten so badly he died in hospital several days later.

Shocking: This picture shows the extent of the injuries Thomas received after being beaten up by six police officers

Shocking: This picture shows the extent of the injuries Thomas received after being beaten up by six police officers

Full story here. [1]