California Primary: Early Results
Fullerton City Council Recall is winning by a huge margin. Center of this recall is the beating death of Kelly Thomas. The push to remove Don Bankhead, F. Richard Jones and Pat McKinley was prompted by the death of the homeless man after a confrontation with police officers in July. The death left two officers facing charges and put the Police Department and the city’s leadership under great scrutiny.
If any of the recalls succeed, the incumbents will leave office and be replaced, possibly at the July 17 council meeting, by the highest finisher in each of the three races.