New Lawsuit For Southern California Officer In Homeless Death Case

June 7, 2012

A disabled man has filed a lawsuit against Fullerton police, saying he was abused by the same officer charged in the beating death of a homeless man.

The Orange County Register reported Tuesday that Mark Edwin Walker says he was thrown to the ground and stomped during an arrest last year and his injuries included a broken hand.

Police audio recordings captured a 20-minute encounter between Mark Edwin Walker and two officers.

One of the officers, Manuel Ramos, can be heard trying to get Walker to stand to be handcuffed and threatening to break his arm.

Acting police chief Dan Hughes says the recording contains no evidence of abuse and calls the allegations “fabricated lies.”

Ramos has been charged in the death of Kelly Thomas, a Fullerton homeless man.

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  • June 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    John Simsom says:
    Fullerton needs to close the police department and outsource its police needs. Fullerton PD is just not fixable and has lost the confidence of the community. I hope the new ci... read more
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