Paradise Police Chief: Feaster 'no longer an employee'

Feb 8, 2016 8:38 PM by David McVicker

Notorious Paradise Police Officer Patrick Feaster is no longer employed as an officer, the department announced Monday.

Paradise Police Department Police Chief Gabriela Tazarri-Dineen announced that the department had parted ways with Feaster. She added that she was unable to comment on the circumstances behind his departure, as stated by law.

Last week, a community group advocating against police brutality called for the resignations of not only Feaster, but also Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey and Tazarri-Dineen for their roles in the shooting death of Andrew Thomas last November.

Feaster began following 26-year-old 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 Ramsey and he told Action News Now that it will be at least another week before his office makes a determination on criminal charges.

This is a developing story, stay tuned to Action News Now for all the details as they emerge.


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