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.