Thomas Degenstein

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Service Record

Fremont California Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired approximately 2018.[1]
Salary $334,554 (2021)[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2018 Death of Nathaniel Prasad

Officer Involved Shooting

On April 5, 2018, officers located Prasad, who was wanted on warrants for felony gun possession, felony probation, and misdemeanor evading arrest. Officer Craig Perry stopped a vehicle being driven by Prasad's mother. Prasad ran from the vehicle as officers pursued. As officers approached, Prasad pulled a gun from his waistband and fired at Perry, who returned fire as Prasad continued running. During the chase, Prasad fired again, and officers returned fire, striking Prasad.[3]

Officers rendered medical aid until paramedics arrived. Prasad was pronounced dead at the scene.[3]

Sergeant Kurtis Romley, and officers Calvin Gaziano, Jared Madsen, Jamil Roberts, and Ralph Meredith were also involved.[3]

The incident was captured on officers' body-worn cameras, in-vehicle cameras, and surveillance cameras.[4]

Response Timeline

The officers were placed on administrative leave.[3]

The department and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office opened investigations.[3]

On May 29, 2023, we reached out to the District Attorney's Office for an update on their investigation.

2023 Death of Elmer Lopez-Castaneda

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