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Fullerton recall effort over Kelly Thomas death proceeds

Friday, January 20, 2012
Kelly Thomas

Kelly Thomas (KABC Photo)

More fallout from the Kelly Thomas case, as a drive to recall three Fullerton City Council members has cleared a major hurdle.

Organizers say they've collected more than enough signatures to stage an election to try to recall those council members.

Activists say the trio showed a lack of leadership amid demands for an investigation of Thomas's death.

Kelly Thomas was a mentally ill homeless man who died following a violent confrontation with Fullerton police.

One officer has been charged with second-degree murder; another with involuntary manslaughter.

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