A police officer in Fullerton, California, whom an attorney accuses of brutality in the death of a homeless man this summer and two arrest cases last year, has been placed on paid leave, a police spokesman announced Friday.Sgt. Andrew Goodrich identified the officer as Kenton Hampton, but he declined to confirm whether Hampton is among six officers involved in the arrest of Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old homeless man who died five days after allegedly being beaten by police this summer.
An attorney for the six Fullerton officers placed on leave as authorities investigate the death of a homeless man during a confrontation last month defended the actions of the police. Michael D. Schwartz said Kelly Thomas was combat... Read Post
The jury trial begins this week in the case of the Foxy Six, the California protesters arrested and allegedly brutalized by police at the Pasadena Civic Center over a year ago. The stakes are worryingly high, with felony "resisting ... Read Post