Kelly Thomas Beating Video: 'Dad, They're Killing Me'
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Gut-wrenching security video of the Kelly Thomas beating by Fullerton police was aired in court today.
Officer Manuel Anthony Ramos faced charges of second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter; Corporal Jay Cicinelli, a former LAPD cop, was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Warning: Video, after the jump, is graphic and hard to stomach:
Monday's hearing was to determine whether the duo should stand trial. Ramos is heard saying during the confrontation with the schizophrenic homeless man, then 37:
Now you see my fists? They're getting ready to fuck you up.
The officers hit Thomas with fists, a baton and the but of a gun during the July 5 confrontation. Other officers soon joined in and crowded Thomas, who was on the ground.
He yelled for his father in pain:
Dad, they're killing me. Dad, dad.
His father told Fox 11 News that his boy believed he was the only one who could save him.