As he was driving from his home to the station that night, he called the leaders of the department's internal affairs and major crimes units to let them know something had happened.
"I told them, 'You need to be handling this as if it is an officer-involved shooting,' " he said. He also told them to call the district attorney's office so they could send out investigators.
Then he talked to the police department's public information officer, Andrew Goodrich, notified the captain in charge of investigations, telling him to get investigators to work immediately. He told them also to call the DA's office, and finally he called Chief Sellers.
"All of this within 15 minutes," he repeats. "I did not know that he [Thomas] was going to die."Read the entire story HERE...