This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Third Kelly Thomas Report to be Filed Today
A final report is expected to be delivered to Fullerton officials regarding the July 5, 2011 beating death of Kelly Thomas, according to the Orange County Register.
The report is the third to come out of an investigation done by Michael Gennaco, the chief attorney for the Los Angeles Office of Independent Review. It's expected to offer ideas for changes that can be made within the Fullerton Police Department in the wake of the attack.
Gennaco has previously found that officers didn't deliberately mislead the public in the days and weeks following the attack, despite claiming that they had broken bones when indeed they did not. Another report was given to police officials in private.
Thomas, who was homeless and schizophrenic, died from his injuries five days after he was beaten by six policeman who accused him of breaking into cars in the Fullerton area. Two of those officers have plead not guilty to charges stemming from the incident.