A report from attorney Michael Gennaco of the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review said February 22, that the Fullerton police department did not deceive or falsify information regarding the July 5, 2011, fatal beating of Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old homeless drifter.
The city hired Gennaco to investigate the incident after outcry over the handling of the case from the public and Thomas' family. Called into question was the department release of a two-year-old booking photo of Thomas looking disheveled as well an incorrect information given to the local media that two officers suffered broken bones during the incident.
Ron Thomas, Kelly Thomas' father, told the Los Angeles Times, that he didn't believe the report and, "All of it was intended to make Kelly look bad."
Officer Manuel Ramos was charged with second-degree murder and Officer Jay Cicinelli was charged with involuntary manslaughter for their roles in the incident.
Reason TV looked at the Kelly Thomas beating and in Cops vs. Cameras: The Killing of Kelly Thomas & The Power of New Media: