The City of Fullerton, California, has reached a $1 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill homeless man who died last year after a beating he received at the hands of police officers.
The city council unanimously approved the award during a closed-door session on Tuesday, an attorney for Cathy Thomas said.
"To lose a son at the hands of rogue police officers is an indescribable horror," the attorney, Brian Gurwitz, said. "There is nothing this council could ever do to compensate her for the loss she's suffered."
The settlement comes a week after a California judge ordered that two Fullerton police officers stand trial in the beating death of Kelly Thomas, and it does not affect a separate wrongful-death suit filed by Thomas' father.FULL STORY