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Kelly Thomas verdict: anger grows, police chief urges calm
Kelly Thomas verdict: anger grows, police chief urges calm

A range of reactions from outrage to measured acceptance poured in Monday after an Orange County jury — after deliberating only hours — found that two former Fullerton police officers were not guilty of beating a homeless man to death. "I would do the same thing again," Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas said. "I think it's a matter that a jury had to see." Rackauckas, who tried the case himself, said he respected the jury's decision and moved immediately to dismiss charges against a third officer who was indicted in the case but had yet to be tried. But Kelly Thomas' mother and father, who pushed for charging the officers and sat through the three-week trial, said they were left stunned by...

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