[BREAKING:] DA to Announce Charges (If Any) in Kelly Thomas Killing

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Moments after receiving the county coroner's report regarding Kelly Thomas' cause of death, the Orange County District Attorney's office announced DA Tony Rackauckas is holding a press conference Wednesday morning "to discuss his filing decision following the OCDA's investigation of six Fullerton Police Department officers in the death of Thomas."

In other words, at 11 a.m., in the first floor law library at his offices in Santa Ana, T-Rack will finally reveal what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against the cops who killed the unarmed homeless man.

Around 4:40 p.m today, the Orange County Sheriff's Department, whose agency includes the coroner's division, had "just turned the autopsy report" in the Thomas beating death case over to the DA's office, according to sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino.

The DA issued its press release announcing tomorrow's press conference just before 5 p.m.

Upon hearing the news of the DA's press conference, Kelly Thomas' father, Ron Thomas, told the Weekly he was feeling "antsy."

Thomas said he asked the DA's office if he could attend the press conference but was told he couldn't.

"Family is never allowed in for something like this," Thomas says someone at the DA's office told him.

That same person did indicate, however, that OCDA representatives want to speak to Thomas immediately after the press conference.

Stay tuned.

Marisa Gerber contributed to this report.


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cook
cook

You know what they say?  " Cops carry guns for their protection, not yours"

Cub Reporter
Cub Reporter

 It’s time to take stockEnd all the talkGo Ahead Go AheadGo Get the Glock You know it all nowDon’t ask me whyDO IT HAMPTON DO IT! Under the chinOr to the back of the throatLoad up the chamberGo write the note Your Wife and your kidsThey’ll all be all rightGo into their roomKiss them goodnight DO IT JAY DO IT! Don’t worry about MoneyIt’s on the FPOATo cover their assFor sure they will pay LOAD THE GUN!!  No one understandsBut you know it’s trueA simple solutionIt’s what you must do.DON’T BE A PUSSY RAMOS! What happened is doneYou can’t unring that bellYou’re looking at lifeIn a 6X9 cellEND THE PAIN Sure the kids they might comeOn visiting dayWhat about their friendsWhat will they say? DO IT FOR THEM! Go get the bulletPut it inside the gunPoint it to heavenThe problems all done. GO GET THE GLOCK!

Apoetwhoknowit
Apoetwhoknowit

Con't

Oh how it feelsTo get raped in your cellTwenty five yearsOf prisoner HELL! The kids they might comeOn the first and the twelfthBut what will they think?Go kill yourself!GO GET THE GLOCK! You know it all nowDon’t ask me howJOE WOLFE YOU KNOW Officer Jim BlatneyWho never came cleanYou witnessed the murderFresh on the scene Bankhead, McKinley and Mayor Dick JonesHave thrown you underYou are now all aloneALL ALONE! Chief Sellers the quitterHas left you to dieYou still have brainBut only one eye!THAT ONE’S FOR YOU CINNELLI Unclick the safety Point it straight to your headThe problem’s all overOnce you are deadEND THE PAIN!

STOP THE GUILT JIM

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

No matter what happens, continue to remember Kelly Thomas.  He didn't deserve to die by a police hit squad. 

Jeff1loyd
Jeff1loyd

It was announced on the radio this morning that Fullerton PD had riot training yesterday and has made requests to surrounding agencies for support. This combined with the fact that Ra-cock-us has never filed charges in a similar cases... Lets just say at this point I hope for the best but am expecting the worst.  

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

No justice, no peace. I hope the DA's office doesn't take it upon themselves to decide that those 6 Pigs are not guilty. Let a jury decide. Charge all 6 with murder. Anything less is justice not served

Ronald
Ronald

Riots in the streets ! Remember FPD   We didn't start the fire

Cub Reporter
Cub Reporter

Curious, That only the tenacious (OC WEEKLY) and friendly (OC REGISTER) media is allowed. Of Course, cub reporters from every two bit blog will try and attend, but the truth is this is all a move to keep the Bushala Fullertons Future at bay.

T-Rack may have fucked up big this time, we'll see.

BettaRayBill
BettaRayBill

Billig is right, farthermore; it is easy to get away with murder when one is a cop and a sociopath.  I like to say this on behalf of the OC comunity to DA Rackauckas.  Someone once said "That who Allows Evil, comands it". Vote if you agree with me and hoperuly this word are repited by the OC Weekly tomorrow to the DA.

Fred
Fred

This just in, Kelly Thomas charged with impersonating a pinata.  Gets off with a warning.

Billg
Billg

Headline FAIL.When the slimy OCDA wants to "discuss filing decision" and "speak to family afterwards" it can mean only one thing:NO charges will be filed against police criminals, as usual.

debaser
debaser

Really?  You write a poem encouraging the police officers to commit suicide?  You're a real piece of shit.  I repeat:  You're a real piece of shit.

fuck the ffff
fuck the ffff

You are some kind of fucking moron.

Why don't YOU "DO IT"???

mrjupave
mrjupave

This just in, "Fred" is a chickenshit, anonymity-loving fool that enjoys standing on the sidelines and was quoted as saying "wow, that's really powerful" the first time he heard "And then they came for me."

Dbo90274
Dbo90274

I'm hopeful that this will not be the case, that the OCDA will demonstrate integerity and will lead by example.  I want the system to work here.  No reaon to condemn the office or their people until we hear what the decision is. 

Ocsurfgirl
Ocsurfgirl

Billg-I am afraid you are right. I just went through through a year of hell as a victim of a violent crime. The OCDA treats victims and families of victims like crap. Victims rights are a joke at OCDA. Get ready for no charges filed in this case. My thoughts and prayers to Kelly's family.

Dbo90274
Dbo90274

Way to go, OCDA.  I'm proud of you.  A long way to go, and it won't bring Kelly back, but this is very encouraging!

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