Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

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.


Officer Charged in Kelly Thomas' Death Being Held in Isolation

Ramos' mugshot (Courtesy OC DA)
Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Manny Ramos, one of the Fullerton police officers charged in the death of Kelly Thomas, is being held in isolation in at the Orange County jail while he awaits arraignment, reports KTLA. Ramos' attorney is out of town, and he's being held on $1 million bail.

Ramos is facing the most severe sentence in connection with Thomas' beating death. Charged with one felony count of second-degree murder and one felony count of involuntary manslaughter, he could be sentenced to up to 15 years in jail if convicted.

The other officer being charged in the case, Cpl. Jay Cicinelli, was released on Wednesday on $25,000 bail after pleading not guilty to one felony count of involuntary manslaughter and one felony count of use of excessive force.

Ramos' attorney insisted that his client was innocent of any wrongdoing yesterday.