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Waring: contains graphic images. A video shows Officer Manuel Ramos and another officer swing at a shirtless Kelly Thomas ...
with their batons and pin him to the ground as he pleads with them to stop. (May 8)
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[Location - Date:][Source:][VO:SURVEILLANCE VIDEO]VIDEO SHOWN IN A CALIFORNIA COURT ROOM SHOWS A CONFRONTATION BETWEEN POLICE OFFICERS -- AND A HOMELESS MAN WHO WOULD DIE JUST DAYS AFTER.[Source:][VO:MUG SHOTS]THE EVIDENCE IS BEING USED AS A JUDGE DECIDES IF OFFICER MANUEL RAMOS (man-well rah-mohs) AND CORPORAL JAY CICINELLI (sissy-nelly) -- BOTH OF THE FULLERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT -- WILL STAND TRIAL IN THE DEATH OF KELLY THOMAS.[Source:][VO:SURVEILLANCE VIDEO]AT FIRST - THOMAS IS SHOWN SITTING DURING AN INVESTIGATION AT A TRANSIT HUB LAST JULY.[NATSOT:00:13]("put your hands on your knees")MOMENTS LATER -- THOMAS GETS UP -- DESPITE ORDERS TO SIT.PROSECUTORS SAY HE SUFFERED FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA AND HAD TROUBLE COMPLYING.[NATSOT:00:44]("get on the ground now, get on the ground.")THOMAS, RAMOS, AND ANOTHER OFFICER THEN MOVE OUT OF FRAME.[NATSOT:00:59]("grunting, moaning")("okay, i'm sorry, i'm sorry")THE CAMERA THEN ADJUSTS TO FIND THE OFFICERS ON TOP OF KELLY.DURING A STRUGGLE - AN OFFICER -- INDENTIFIED AS CICINELLI BY PROSECUTORS -- USES A TASER ON HIM.[NATSOT:3:51]("taser sound, moaning")AS MORE OFFICERS ARRIVE -- THOMAS LOSES CONSCIOUSNESS AND IS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.HE WAS TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT AND DIED FIVE DAYS LATER.[Source:AP][VO:FILE - SEPT 2011 COURT APPEARANCE]RAMOS, A 10-YEAR-VETERAN OF THE FULLERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, IS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER. [Source:][VO:MUG SHOT]CICINELLI, WHO HAS WORKED IN FULLERTON SINCE 1999, IS CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER AND EXCESSIVE FORCE. [Source:][VO:MUG SHOT]BOTH HAVE PLEADED NOT GUILTY.[Source:AP][VO:FILE FROM SEPT 2011]FOUR OTHER OFFICERS WHO RESPONDED TO THE SCENE WERE NOT CHARGED.THE HEARING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TUESDAY.____ ______, ASSOCIATED PRESS.(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: BOB MCCALL ---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: AP FILE, OC PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE HANDOUT (SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE), THOMAS FAMILY HANDOUT (KELLY THOMAS PHOTOS), ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY (MUG SHOTS)-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: DAVID BRUNS ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: COURTESY OC PROSECUTR'S OFFICE----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): NONE --------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE:a0505BC-US--Police-Homeless Death, 1st Ld-Writethr