Did a Call From Slidebar Lead to Kelly Thomas' Brutal Beating?

OC Weekly's clubs editor Brandon Ferguson today answers the biggest mystery of the Kelly Thomas death: Who placed the phone call that led to six police officers beating the homeless man to death?

For weeks rumors have been floating around that the phone call came from Slidebar, co-owned by Lit guitarist Jeremy Popoff.

Today, Brandon's post on Navel Gazing reveals that various sources link Slidebar to the call that led to Thomas's death.

We haven't heard back from Slidebar (or its owners), but Lit has suffered a few tragedies of their own; their drummer died of brain cancer in 2009.

A few months ago,

they announced that they're planning to release a new album by the end of 2011, seven years after their latest set. They've gone back to the studio with producer Matt Wallace (Faith No More, The Replacements, Maroon 5).  


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