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Fullerton copes with Kelly Thomas beating

by Ed Joyce | Brand & Martínez

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A couple of hundred demonstrators march to protest the death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who died after an altercation with several officers, during a rally and protest march on August 20, 2011 in Fullerton, California. Thomas's death after being taken into custody by six Fullerton police officers at a public transit station is the object of federal and local investigations, and has ignited weekly protests outside the police station. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

It's been more than a year since a homeless, mentally-ill man was severely beaten by Fullerton police officers. That man, 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, died several days after the violent confrontation. KPCC reporter Ed Joyce says the effects of the beating and death are still being felt.

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