TAKE ACTION AND CALL THE NUMBER BELOW TO VOICE YOUR OUTRAGE! Sgt. Andrew Goodrich, Fullerton Police Department (714) 738-6838
Eye witnesses at the scene claim the six officers tasered him five times and beat him beyond recognition, which the disturbing photo of him in hospital shows. Mark Turgeon, who was there, said: ‘They kept beating him and tasering him. I could hear zapping, and he wasn’t even moving. ‘He had one arm in front of him
like this, he wasn’t resisting. And they kept telling him, “He’s resisting, quit resisting”, and he wasn’t resisting.’ Many members of the Fullerton community described Thomas as a passive, peaceful person.
Since his death, his family and members of the community have held protests outside the police department headquarters, looking fo
r answers. Two officers were suspended shortly after the attack but police will not confirm if it was related to the 37-year-old’s death. Local city council member Bruce Whitaker has called for a ‘clear, factual and complete explanation of events which led to the death of Kelly J. Thomas.’ He also wants the D.A. to release a police video that apparently shows the actual beating taking place. Fullerton police Sgt Andrew Goodrich said that Thomas began to fight officers as they tried to search him.