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Officer Manuel Ramos & Officer Jay Cicinelli


TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff, Office: 714-347-8408, Cell: 714-292-2718
Farrah Emami, Spokesperson, Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-323-4486
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: September 21, 2011

WHO: Manuel Anthony Ramos, 37, and Jay Patrick Cicinelli, 39

WHAT: Appeared in court today for arraignment for their criminal participation in the beating-death of a homeless man, Kelly Thomas.

Ramos’ arraignment was continued to Sept. 26, 2011, and he is in custody on $1 million bail. Under Marsy’s Law, the victim’s father had the opportunity to address the court asked that bail not be reduced based on the “horrific way my son was murdered.”

Cicinelli pleaded not guilty at the arraignment today and is out of custody on $25,000 bail. He is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing Nov. 4, 2011.

Ramos and Cicinelli will both appear in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana, for their hearings. Both have been ordered by the court not to be in possession of firearms.

To read the full press release on this case, please visit and select the link titled, “OCDA Charges Two Fullerton Police Officers for the Beating-Death of 37-Year-Old Homeless Man,” under Press Releases/Media Advisories.

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7 thoughts on “O.C.D.A.: Ramos and Cicinelli arraignment update”
  1. Being my self in OC main jail I know what is happening to Ramos.

    He is probably processed and in his cell by himself for his own protection.

    The food consists of baloney sandwich and large cookie and small orange juice.

    Probably third one today.

    I can guarantee you that he is in big shock!

    I still believe that he will walk within couple years same as that COP from San Francisco BART incident.

  2. “I don’t think he is used to eating baloney”….. Hmmm

    I did hated it too because it was on white bread and baloney is oxidized so it looks rely red somewhat bloody and smells bloody too.

    I did trade it for the cookie or apple.

    No burritos, tacos, enchiladas – lot of beans.

    Over all not bad.

    About twice per week he can buy things from the commissary and since he is in isolation with white band on his wrist he will not get even taste of “pruno” jail made alcohol.

  3. Most importantly though, will he have free access to New Santa Ana? Ooops my bad. I guess that is his new Santa Ana.

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