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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Kelly Thomas Begged for his father While Police Beat and Tasered him to Death

New surveillance video showing two officers beating a 37-year-old homeless man was played Monday – the latest evidence presented at a preliminary hearing in the man’s death.

The graphic black and white video is from a security camera at the nearby bus depot, and shows Officer Manuel Ramos and Corporal Jay Cincinelli – two men charged in the death of Kelly Thomas.

In the footage, which lasts about 25 minutes, Kelly can be heard off-camera, screaming in pain as he is beaten with batons and Tasered by Cicinelli.

NBC Los Angeles said that Thomas ultimately died because of the incredible force of the officers’ weight on his chest, citing the coroner’s report.

He can be heard yelling in the video, ‘I can’t breathe!’ as police continue to taser him.

That was not the only shocking moment shown to the court Monday. The bloody, battered photo of the dead homeless man drew gasps at the court hearing.

Prosecutors revealed that Thomas begged for his father as a group of police officers hit him with batons and a Taser at a bus depot in Fullerton, California, last summer.

However, a witness testified that both of the accused officers, Manuel Ramos and Cpl Jay Cinelli, were in shocked disbelief at the man who refused to stop fighting them. Read More