Kelly Thomas

Third Officer May Face Charges in Kelly Thomas Deadly Beating

Grand jury to convene Wednesday


The Orange County grand jury is scheduled to convene Wednesday to hear testimony concerning a former police officer's role in connection with the on-duty beating death of Kelly Thomas, the man's defense attorney said.

If indicted, Joe Wolfe would be the third ex-Fullerton officer facing at least one charge in the homeless man's death.

Vicki Podberesky, an attorney representing Wolfe, said she was notified late last week by officials with the Orange County District Attorney's Office that they will present evidence to the grand jury.

"I've always thought he should have been charged," said Kelly's father, Ron Thomas.