Kelly Thomas Trial: Prosecutors Seek Access to Ex-Cops’ Personnel Files

A hearing to determine what evidence the jury in the Kelly Thomas death trial would be presented with when they return from a two-week break was held in Santa Ana Friday.

Video of the July 5, 2011 incident shows Thomas being hit repeatedly with fists, a baton and finally the butt of a stun gun by Fullerton police officers.

The prosecution is hoping to introduce evidence they believe would contradict testimony given by a training officer who defended the use of force by the officers.

Former officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli have been charged in Thomas’ death.

Chip Yost reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec. 27, 2013.