Exclusive: New Details In Shooting Death Of Officer
South Florida Crime
PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – There are new developments in the case of slain Miami Police Officer Carl Patrick.
CBS4 has learned Officer Patrick, who was laid to rest Saturday, was expecting a child’s birth in the weeks before his death.
Tiniko Thompson, Patrick’s girlfriend, admits to struggling with the officer before she says he shot himself.
Tuesday morning Thompson left her home but has yet to be questioned to Pembroke Pines Police.
Last week, CBS4 was first to obtain video of Thompson the same day of Patrick’s death. Thompson did not immediately report his death. Surveillance video shows her at a storage unit, unloading baby items.
According to a police search warrant, Thompson is believed to be pregnant with Patrick’s child.
New documents obtained by CBS4 show Patrick asked for family and medical leave in February. The veteran police officer cited the birth of a child as the reason. The 90-day leave was approved and scheduled to end May 28.
Miami police wouldn’t tell CBS4 whether he canceled the leave or took it.
In the past, police said sick calls were made on Patrick’s behalf in the days before his body was found inside him Pembroke Pines home on May 9th. His uniformed body was found wrapped in blankets.
Patrick’s City of Miami police employment history also shows he was reprimanded back in 2012. He was driving a marked police vehicle when he was clocked going 80 MPH in a 55 MPH speed zone. The document shows Patrick disputed the claims, as well any penalty.
The employment history also shows Patrick earned about $75,000 a year. He was an officer for 25 years.