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FPD officer Manuel Ramos will be charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.   Ramos faces up to 15 years to life in prison.

 Cpl. Jay Cicinelli will be charged with involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force.  He faces up to four years in prison.

They will be arraigned at 2PM this afternoon at the courthouse in downtown Santa Ana.

Read the Register article about this here

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 20, 2011

WHO: Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas

WHAT: Received today the Coroner’s Report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department regarding the cause of death of Kelly Thomas. District Attorney Rackauckas will hold a press conference tomorrow to discuss his filing decision following the OCDA’s investigation of six Fullerton Police Department officers in the death of Thomas.

WHEN: Press conference will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: First floor law library, OCDA’s Office, 401 Civic Center Drive W., Santa Ana

The following is important information for any media interested in attending the press conference:

In order to accommodate all media, and due to the high interest in this case, media will be permitted to attend by reservation only. Reservation requests must be submitted in writing by e-mail to no later than 7:30 p.m. PST today, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Phone call and late reservation requests will not be accepted.

Please include all of the following in your written media reservation requests: the names of the media personnel wishing to attend, their job function (e.g. TV reporter, newspaper reporter, photographer, etc.) and the equipment they would bring (e.g. still, video, audio). Media are asked to limit their reservations to one reporter, one still photographer, and one videographer per agency. Any requests for exceptions must be made in writing.

Upon receipt of reservation requests, media will be sent a confirmation e-mail regarding their press conference reservation.

The OCDA will try to accommodate all requests but makes no guarantees. Media will receive their reservation confirmation no later than 8:30 p.m. PST today, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011.

Media must receive confirmation in order to attend. In addition to a reservation confirmation, media personnel must display their official press credentials issued by a law enforcement agency in order to be admitted. Media who do not have both a reservation confirmation and official press credentials upon arrival will not be admitted. No exceptions will be made.


*Please note: No additional information or interviews will be available prior to the press conference • 401 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, CA 92701

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

5 thoughts on “O.C. D.A. to hold a press conference about the cops who killed Kelly Thomas(UPDATED: COPS CHARGED)”
    1. Well I too am a Mexican-American and I cried when I heard the DA describe how Thomas was murdered. I hope the Fullerton PD fires the rest of the cops who did nothing to save Thomas.

  1. Well my wife is Mexican my daughter half and I have about 150 relatives in here and in Mexico.

    Yet, I would assume that if I would be a minority recruited to make PD better and friendly organization I would make sure that I wouldn’t defame my people, by way of my conduct, unless I am a pig.

    That goes for all Mexican SA council as well.

    Like it or not same as all Germans are seen as Nazi because of few so are Mexicans judged because of few.

  2. A few of the people coming from Fullerton came to cause trouble.

    One guy was yelling and screaming “There were 6 cops, 6 cops, I don’t believe it” .

    Lots of people were trying to listen to the report given by the DA, and were telling the load guy to shut up.

    They walked by me a couple times and one guy was threatening the loud guy with physical violence.

    The SAPD on site broke them up pretty quickly and the angry people separated away from each other.

    I got a chance to talk to the loud guy when I left, he sure was upset, upset that his friends turned against him.

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