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Firm Investigating Kelly Thomas' Death Will Make First Report Tuesday

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The firm hired to investigate the death of Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic homeless man who was fatally beaten by police last year, will make its first report to the Fullerton City Council on Tuesday.

City News Service reports that Michael Gennaco of the Pasadena-based OIR Group has been investigating the case, and will be first on the agenda at the 4:30 p.m. meeting. It's not clear what he will report, but future reports will include a review of the police departments policies and practices, and the actual death of Thomas.

Thomas was killed when a group of police officers beat and tased him on a Fullerton street last July. Fullerton Police Department Officer Manuel Ramos and Cpl. Jay Cicinelli are charged in connection with his death.