Ron Thomas, the father of Kelly Thomas, said during a Jan. 14, 2014 news conference that despite jurors acquitting two former Fullerton, Calif. police officers in his son’s beating death, this is a “prize fight” in which there are “several rounds to go,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Photo by Pool/Getty Images
After deliberating for two days, a jury determined
Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli were not guilty in the July 2011 beating death of Kelly, reports CBS News.
Attorney Garo Mardirossian said the Thomas family plans to bring a civil suit, which would allow more testimony to be given in the case, the Times reports.
View Slideshow: WARNING! Graphic images of Kelly Thomas' injuries
Mardirossian noted that although the prosecution in the criminal case did its best, he believes a civil trial will result in a very different verdict.
Thomas also said at the news event that he would like to know how jurors “came to the not-guilty verdict. I’m puzzled…”
In addition, he stated, “…it’s all about the criminal case… I will not stop until we get justice for
The Times reports that Laura Eimiller, a spokesperson for the FBI’s Los Angeles field office, said a civil right investigation into the case was opened in 2011.
Aniston Walker case: Missing baby's mom may be charged with homicide
Teleka Patrick case: Family of missing Michigan doctor posts message on Facebook
Aniston Walker case: Mom awaits court appearance with baby still missing
Teleka Patrick case: More questions raised in mysterious disappearance of doctor
Aniston Walker case: Police call off search for missing baby girl
Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson robbed of over $250,000 in cash and jewelry
Disturbing cell phone video shows teens attacking girl before alleged rape
Aniston Walker case: Mom Andrea Walker charged with child abuse, neglect
Jennifer McCarthy releases 911 call, statement disputing vaginal gun allegations
Teleka Patrick case: PI gets 'interesting’ tip in missing doctor’s disappearance
Teleka Patrick case: Police say they will release details in missing doctor case
Teleka Patrick case: Investigator in Mary Lands disappearance hired by family
Teleka Patrick case: Missing Michigan doctor’s sister unaware of mental issues