Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old homeless man with schizophrenia, kept
calling for his father as police beat and tased him repeatedly.
But his father, a retired Orange County sheriff’s deputy, was not around.
It wasn't until after Thomas slipped into a coma and was hospitalized with multiple injures that his father saw him.
And by then, it was too late. Thomas never recovered. The 135-pound man died five days after his run-in with Fullerton police.