FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals | NBC Southern CaliforniaHours after two former police officers were acquitted of all charges in the 2011 beating death of a homeless man at a Fullerton, Calif., transit station, the FBI announced Monday it would examine evidence in the trial to see if further investigation is needed.(snip)
"In 2011, the FBI opened an investigation to determine if Mr. Thomas' civil rights were violated during the altercation with Fullerton police officers. With the conclusion of the state court trial, investigators will examine the evidence and testimony to determine if further investigation is warranted at the federal level," FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement to NBC4.
Y'know, I got to thinkin'. Why wasn't there a change of venue? I mean, if I'm on the jury and I'm a Fullerton citizen, I'd be hard pressed to find cops or their ex-associates guilty of much as I would fear repercussions. i
Anyway, I'll be interested to see what the FBI comes up with. At least it's not entirely over quite yet.