|Agency||Baton Rouge Louisiana Police Department|
|Dates of Service||Hired in 2009.|
|Last Known Status||Active|
2017 Death of Phillip Clark
Thornton was placed on paid administrative leave after the accident.
As the result of an internal investigation, Thornton received a speeding ticket and a five-day suspension for driving too fast.
In July 2017, Clark's family filed a lawsuit against the department and Thornton.
On January 7, 2020, a grand jury decided not to indict Thornton.
In November 2021, the lawsuit filed by Clark's family was settled. Details were not disclosed.
- Joe Gyan Jr., Lawsuit filed against BRPD, officer who fatally struck pedestrian in unmarked police car, The Advocate, 2017-07-19
- Frederick Thornton M Police Officer City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge, govSalaries
- Kevin Foster, Lawsuit settled in case of man struck, killed by Baton Rouge officer, WAFB, 2021-11-11
- Jury declines to indict officer involved in death of pedestrian struck in road, WAFB, 2020-01-07