.... Now, the historic city that's home to five colleges and a vibrant
nightlife is the target of international outrage after a mentally ill
homeless man died following a violent fight with six police officers
that was captured on camera. In the video, 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, who
suffered from schizophrenia, can be heard crying out for his father
over the zapping sound of a stun gun. ....
Public outcry over the new video prompted the department to acknowledge
that officers may have arrested the wrong man. That man, Veth Mam, on
Friday filed a federal complaint alleging officers used excessive force
and falsified their police reports after arresting him. Mam, 35, was
acquitted by a jury earlier this month on charges of assault, battery
and resisting arrest, in part because of cell phone video depicting his
own arrest. ....
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