Final report on Kelly Thomas, homeless man who died after police beating, to be presented Tuesday night

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Fullerton City Council members will receive a final report tonight on the death of homeless man Kelly Thomas. He died last summer after a confrontation with police turned violent.

The city of Fullerton commissioned chief attorney Michael Gennaco to probe the in-custody death of the 37-year-old Thomas. Gennaco heads the Los Angeles Office of Independent Review.

At tonight’s meeting, City Council members expect Gennaco to discuss how police department policies may have changed in the wake of the incident. He’s also scheduled to talk about the duties of a newly formed civilian oversight committee.

A surveillance video apparently captured Fullerton police questioning Thomas, then beating him with batons, wrestling him to the ground and using a Taser on him.

The District Attorney’s Office has charged two of the cops involved. Charges include second degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and excessive force. The officers are due in court on Friday.

Ron Thomas, the victim’s father, said he will meet privately with special investigator Gennaco to discuss his findings.

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