Frederick Thornton

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Service Record

Agency Baton Rouge Louisiana Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired in 2009.[1]
Salary $68,083[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2017 Death of Phillip Clark

Department Response

Thornton was placed on paid administrative leave after the accident.[3]

As the result of an internal investigation, Thornton received a speeding ticket and a five-day suspension for driving too fast.[3]

Legal Action

In July 2017, Clark's family filed a lawsuit against the department and Thornton.[1]

On January 7, 2020, a grand jury decided not to indict Thornton.[4]

In November 2021, the lawsuit filed by Clark's family was settled. Details were not disclosed.[3]