Community group to rally against Butte Co. DA, Paradise Police Chief, Officer involved in shooting

Feb 3, 2016 7:51 PM by David McVicker

Community members will get a chance to have their voices heard Friday where an activist group plans to hold a rally against members of Butte County law enforcement relating to the officer-involved shooting Nov. 25.

The group, who call themselves “The Community of Vigilance” will meet at Paradise Community Park Friday at 1 p.m. in order to present a criminal complaint against Paradise Police Officer Patrick Feaster, Paradise Police Chief Gabriela Tazzare-Dineed and Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey.

Feaster began following 26-year-old Andrew Thomas in his squad car the night of Nov. 26, who was allegedly driving his pickup from a bar with headlights off. Moments later, Thomas flipped his truck.The force of the crash threw his passenger, ex-wife Darien Ehorn, from the truck. She would die at the scene.

A later review of Fester’s police dash cam video shows, shows the officer walking up the wrecked truck, pulling out his handgun and immediately firing his gun, striking thomas in the throat. Feaster later claimed he fired accidentally.

Thomas would die nearly a month later.

Meanwhile, we contacted District Attorney Ramsey and he told action news now that it will be at least another week before his office makes a determination on criminal charges.

View the criminal complaint filed by The Community of Vigilance here.


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