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Kelly Thomas' Mom Accepts $1M Settlement from Fullerton
Cathy Thomas, the mother of mentally ill transient Kelly Thomas, has accepted a $1 million settlement from the city of Fullerton stemming from his 2011 beating death while in a confrontation with local police officers.
The settlement comes as a result of mediation between Cathy Thomas and representatives from Fullerton. According to a statement released by the city, Thomas' attorney Brian Gurwitz asked Fullerton officials about the possibility of exploring an early resolution of her potential legal claims against the city and its police officers, reports City News Service.
At no point did the mediation draw any conclusions about liability in Kelly Thomas' death.
A claim filed by Ron Thomas, Kelly's father and Cathy's ex-husband, remains pending against Fullterton.
The two officers charged in Kelly Thomas' death, Manual Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, have been ordered to stand trial.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.