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Report on CA homeless death presented to council

Independent report on homeless man's death after police clash presented to Calif. city council By The Associated Press

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) ' An independent review has found a California police department had no intent to deceive the public by releasing a photo of a homeless man who died after a confrontation with officers or information about officers' potential injuries.

The chief attorney for the Los Angeles Office of Independent Review told the Fullerton city council on Tuesday that he recommended the city draft a policy for releasing photos and obtain better information before releasing it to the public, but found no intent to deceive.

Michael Gennaco also says a search of a backpack carried by Kelly Thomas revealed mail, a passport and employee identification belonging to other people, but these items had been discarded and lost ' not stolen.

Gennaco did not address the confrontation itself and will report back in April.

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