Mayor F. Richard Jones M.D.
Mayor F. Richard Jones M.D.

[UPDATE: Maybe Not]: Fullerton Mayor Dick Jones to Resign: KFI Reports

UPDATE, 2:08 p.m.: An official with the city of Fullerton tells us that the KFI reports of Fullerton Mayor Dick Jones stepping down are false.

"The Mayor is not resigning," says Public Information Officer for the city of Fullerton Sylvia Palmer. "When he left city hall today the media was outside and he was asked point blank 'was he resigning.' His response was 'no, we still have a lot of work to do.'"

According to Palmer, KFI's report may have stemmed from a conversation between Ron Thomas, the father of Kelly Thomas, and the mayor in which the mayor said "he had considered retiring."

ORIGINAL POST 1:43 p.m.: KFI News is reporting that besieged Fullerton Mayor Dick Jones is planning to resign according to talk radio station KFI.

Jones has been under constant fire from Fullerton citizens and other public figures since the death of homeless man Kelly Thomas at the hands of Fullerton Police. According to the talk radio station Jones told Kelly Thomas' father Ron of his plans to step down this morning. Check back for details as they develop.


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