Report: Officer charged in death gets LA pension

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Handcuffed Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos (R) charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter and Cpl. Jay Cicinelli charged with involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force for the death of Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic homeless man who died after altercation with several police officers, during arraignment in Orange County Superior Court on September 21, 2011 in Santa Ana, California.

Los Angeles officials are calling for a review of the pension paid to one of the two Fullerton police officers charged in the death of a mentally ill, homeless man during a violent arrest.

The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that Jay Cicinelli, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer injured on the job, receives $39,625 annually as a disability pension. Cicinelli lost an eye when he was shot during a traffic stop in 1996.

After leaving the LAPD, Cicinelli was hired by the Fullerton Police Department, where he went on to earn $88,544 a year on top of his benefits from L.A.

The board of the L.A. Fire and Police Pensions Department will vote soon on whether to review his award.

Cicinelli and Officer Manuel Ramos have pleaded not guilty in the killing of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas.

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