Judge Orders Officers’ Case Forward in Kelly Thomas Death

thomas692ORANGE (KTLA) – The case against two former police officers accused in the July 2011 beating death of mentally ill transient Kelly Thomas will go forward.

A judge has denied the request to drop charges against officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli.

County of Orange Superior Court Judge William Froeberg says the jury will decide whether or not the officers used reasonable force against Thomas.

A hearing for the former Fullerton police officers is set for January 18th.