During Monday's testimony in the Kelly Thomas murder trial, defense witness and Ranking Officer at the Scene of the Beating, Fullerton Police Department Sgt. Kevin Craig testified that he saw former Cpl. Jay Cicinelli beat Kelly Thomas in the face twice with a Taser. But the sight of the burly cyclo ... More >>
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A fired security guard at the Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen in Fullerton has filed a lawsuit accusing Lit guitarist Jeremy Popoff, an owner of the establishment, with enticing police to harass Kelly Thomas on the day officers savagely beat the homeless, schizophrenic man to death in July 2011, and th ... More >>
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A community is crying foul and following in Fullerton's footsteps.On Oct. 22, a Downey police officer gunned down Michael Nida, a father of four who had spent the day celebrating his birthday, according to a Los Angeles Wave story.Police stopped Nida for his alleged connection to an armed robbery ... More >>
Officer Manuel RamosAt the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana this morning, Fullerton policeman Manuel Ramos wore a yellow jumpsuit and sat behind a metal mesh wall separating him from everyone else in the courtroom -- including Kelly Thomas' relatives and several members of his own family.  ... More >>
Marisa Gerber/ OCWeeklyRon ThomasAs soon as Ron Thomas showed up at the district attorney's office around 10 a.m., reporters and members of "Kelly's Army" swarmed around him. That same clan would be there again an hour later when he learned that the D.A. charged two Fullerton policemen--Officer ... More >>
R.Scott Moxley / OC WeeklyRon Thomas: The victim's father stood with the protestersOn a beautiful Southern California Saturday more than 250 outraged local citizens ignored the chance to spend a sunny day at the beach, swim in their pools, shop at the mall or sip Mimosas on their porches. Instead ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 21, 2:17 P.M.: The city of Fullerton's former risk manager admitted last week to scheming with his cousin and cousin's boyfriend to signing off on phony personal-injury and property-damage claims and cashing out about $28,000 in payouts for his own use.In exchange for guilty pleas, 4 ... More >>
A 22-year-old Anaheim man was charged today with raping and sexually assaulting a woman with severe mental and physical disabilities in a men's restroom at Fullerton College.Raul Barrientos could get up to 150 years in state prison if convicted of the laundry list of charges the Orange County Dis ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 22, 3:52 P.M.: Two roomates have been charged with the St. Patrick's Day murder of Larry Ruiz, the 19-year-old who was shot to death while helping a friend change a tire in a Fullerton alley.Charles Thomas Ramirez Jr., 33, and Marc Tomas Luna, 27, both of Fullerton, face one fe ... More >>
Update, December 17, 5:18 p.m.: 43-year-old Guillermo Rodriguez of Fullerton was sentenced to 110 years in state prison for murdering his neighbor Donna Dutton, also 43 and a multiple sclerosis sufferer, who Rodriguez had caught in bed with his then 18-year-old son, beat and strangled to ... More >>
Fullerton tax dollars at workA former Fullerton city risk manager and ex-Los Angeles city management analyst were scheduled to be arraigned today in Santa Ana as part of an elaborate alleged scheme that involved officially signing off on fraudulent personal injury and property damage claims and u ... More >>
Meant to post this yesterday, but there has been a conviction in a case then-Weekly web editor Janine Kahn previewed in June 2007. Guillermo Rodriguez, 43, of Fullerton, was found guilty by a jury of murdering his neighbor Donna Dutton, also 43 and a multiple sclerosis sufferer, who Rodriguez had ... More >>
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