Killer cop gets six months

Patrick Feaster will serve his time in an unnamed jail

On Friday (Dec. 9), former Paradise Police Officer Patrick Feaster was sentenced to 180 days in county jail for involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Andrew Thomas last Thanksgiving weekend. Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey had requested that Feaster spend four years behind bars.

“This is an extraordinarily serious case involving a highly trained police officer killing an unarmed man who was attempting to exit a dangerously overturned vehicle,” Ramsey wrote in his sentencing argument, which he shared with the CN&R. “Under our system of laws, other than an outright, malicious murder, I dare say there are few more serious cases than a sworn officer of the law so recklessly violating the trust the public has bestowed on that officer.”

Feaster will be eligible for early release based on good conduct. He’s been placed in Lassen County Jail—presumably where he won’t be known to other inmates, said Sheriff Kory Honea.