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Officer Kenton Hampton placed on leave in wake of third brutality allegation

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

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.
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Is the Fullerton PD Chief Faking His Need for Medical Leave?

United States / Los Angeles : LAist (3 years ago)

In the wake of the death of Kelly Thomas, allegedly at the hands of officers with the Fullerton Police Department, Chief Michael Sellers went on paid medical leave, citing stress-induced high blood pressure. Now Sellers has been gra... Read Post

Kelly Thomas' mom sues D.A. for records in homeless son's death

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (3 years ago)

The mother of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man whom Fullerton police officers allegedly killed, has sued the Orange County district attorney for records detailing her son's violent death. Read Post

Attorney defends Fullerton officers in death of homeless man

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (4 years ago)

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

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