Two police officers in Fullerton, Calif., have been ordered to stand trial for the death of Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old mentally ill homeless man.
Thomas died in July 2011 from injuries sustained during a violent arrest by six Fullerton officers, part of which can be seen in the video below.
Fullerton police officer Manual Ramos approached Thomas while responding to a call that someone was peering into cars at the town bus depot.
Surveillance video at the depot was running during the incident, and officer Ramos was also recorded by a device he was wearing on his uniform.
Synced together, the audio and video formed the key evidence shown in court during a preliminary hearing to decide whether to try the officers.
Kelly Thomas, who is shirtless and sporting a full beard the night of the arrest, was a well-known fixture at the bus depot before that night.
In the video, Manual Ramos approaches him and tells him repeatedly to extend his feet in front of him and to put his hands on his knees.
After several minutes, the tape shows a visibly annoyed Ramos putting on latex gloves and, using expletives, threatening Thomas with his fists.