A Fullerton City Council member and angry residents have called for the resignation of Police Chief Michael Sellers, a former Laguna Beach police chief.
Sellers held the top cop position in Laguna Beach from 2005 to 2009.
Councilwoman Sharon Quirk-Silva called for the police chief's resignation Wednesday, criticizing the Police Department for refusing to answer questions about the homeless man who died after a violent confrontation with six police officers last month.
"This, I think, historically is the most tragic thing that has happened in Fullerton, the biggest crisis," said Quirk-Silva, who formally asked Fullerton City Manager Joe Felz to call on Sellers to resign. "That means you're out front, giving the public what information you can give."
At Tuesday night's council meeting, hundreds of angry citizens jammed into the overflowing council chambers, criticizing police for the death of Kelly Thomas, 37, and demanding that the city explain what happened.