The violent encounter with Kelly Thomas was captured on surveillance video, but prosecutors say it was only when they paired the images with police audio that they understood what they were seeing. They said Thomas was pummeled, shocked with a Taser, beaten with a stun gun and taunted by Ramos as he stood over the victim and declared: “Now see my fists? They are getting ready to F you up.”
Ramos’s attorney, John Barnett, has disputed prosecutors’ account of the confrontation with Thomas. He says when his client made the threat about his fists, he was using a subtle type of force to get a suspect to comply.
Really? I didn’t know that beating someone to death is “ a subtle type of force to get a suspect to comply.”