Kelly Thomas Lawsuit Prompts Closed-Door Discussion

The Fullerton city council will meet in closed session Tuesday to discuss the law suit filed by Ron Thomas against the city following the July, 2011 beating death of his mentally ill son, Kelly Thomas, by Fullerton police.

Earlier this year a jury acquitted two of the officers of any criminal wrong-doing. Following the verdict, Rackauckas dropped charges against a third officer.

All three no longer are with the police department. The U.S. Attorney’s civil rights division continues its investigation into the actions of city police the night Kelly Thomas was killed.

The closed session begins at 4 p.m.

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