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Protests in US after homeless man beaten to death

Kelly Thomas's death in police custody is being probed by federal and local authorities in Fullerton

Protests in US after homeless man beaten to death
A couple of hundred demonstrators gather in front of the Fullerton police station to protest the death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who died after an altercation with several officers, during a rally and protest march on August 20, 2011 in Fullerton, California (Getty Images)
Protests in US after homeless man beaten to death
Thomas's death after being taken into custody by six Fullerton police officers at a public transit station is the object of federal and local investigations, and has ignited weekly protests outside the police station (Getty Images)
Protests in US after homeless man beaten to death
The protesters rallied in support of the schizophrenic homeless man who was severely beaten by six Fullerton officers during an arrest in July (Getty Images)
Protests in US after homeless man beaten to death
According to Los Angeles Times, Thomas, 37, had a history of mental illness but was not known for aggressive troublemaking (Getty Images)
Protests in US after homeless man beaten to death
Katy Davis of Fullerton joins a couple of hundred other demonstrators in front of the Fullerton police station to protest the death of Kelly Thomas (Getty Images)
Protests in US after homeless man beaten to death
According to Los Angeles Times, Michael Gennaco, a former federal prosecutor who heads LA County's Office of Independent Review has been hired to examine the July death of Kelly Thomas (Getty Images)
Protests in US after homeless man beaten to death
A couple of hundred demonstrators hold a moment of silence at a makeshift memorial for Kelly Thomas (Getty Images)
Protests in US after homeless man beaten to death
Maribel Chavez of Anaheim, California joins a couple of hundred other demonstrators in front of the Fullerton police station (Getty Images)
Protests in US after homeless man beaten to death
Thomas's death after being taken into custody by six Fullerton police officers at a public transit station is the object of federal and local investigations, and has ignited weekly protests outside the police station, USA Today reported (Getty Images)
Protests in US after homeless man beaten to death
According to USA Today, 'Dad, Dad,' were among Thomas's final words captured on video by a cellphone as police subdued the 37-year-old (Getty Images)