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Vigil Held to Mark Two Year Anniversary of Kelly Thomas Death

FULLERTON, Calif. (KTLA) – A vigil was held on Friday to mark the two year anniversary of a violent confrontation that led to the death of Kelly Thomas.

Thomas’ father spoke at the gathering which took place at the scene of the clash between Thomas and Fullerton police officers.

The 37-year-old Thomas, who suffered from schizophrenia, was allegedly severely beaten by several officers on July 5, 2011.

He died days after the encounter.