Warrant Gives Glimpse Into Arrest Of Slain Officer’s Girlfriend
South Florida Crime
FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A search warrant released following the arrest of Tiniko Thompson, accused of killing her boyfriend Carl Patrick, a City of Miami police officer, is giving a glimpse into the violent details that led to her arrest.
Patrick’s girlfriend, Tiniko Thompson, was arrested Wednesday, May 28th charged with the 2nd degree murder of Patrick.
An arrest warrant released just a day after her arrest shows the evidence police have against Thompson.
Her lawyer maintained that Patrick shot himself during a struggle with Thompson earlier this month in Patrick’s Pembroke Pines home but police say that’s not what happened, according to the warrant.
Thompson’s warrant says, “ He was on his back in a confined place with a restricted ability to move and his body angled toward the wall at the time he was shot.” The report goes on to say, “The Medical Examiner advised the wound would not be consistent with him shooting himself.”
In addition, according to the arrest affidavit, the autopsy shows “the injury would have been survivable had medical assistance been obtained.”
The arrest report confirmed what CBS4 first reported last week.
Thompson is accused of taking Patrick’s phone from the crime scene depriving him of his only method to call for help.
A source told CBS 4 News that Thompson also tried to clean up the crime scene and left a note in the house, saying “It was an accident we had a fight,” according to the warrant.
Sources also told CBS4 News that Patrick was alive for up to six hours after being shot. The arrest report says Patrick was found wrapped in a comforter while wearing his police uniform.
The affidavit also stated, “There were burn marks found on the bedding that covered him that were consistent with something being lit on fire and then placed on top of the body.”
Investigators said Thompson left the home and in the days after the shooting, spent time at a storage facility, dropping off baby items. But her attorney confirms she is not currently pregnant. He would not say whether she was in the past.
Police said Thompson’s family called police two days after the shooting because Thompson was contemplating suicide.
Investigators believe Thompson drove around in Patrick’s car after the shooting. They found Patrick’s phone, a bloody towel and clothing, and a handwritten note that said, “”We had a fight. We struggled with gun so please know that I was scared to call the police. Oh, he left all his money to Andrea.”
Andrea is Patrick’s niece.
Thompson at no time called for help for Patrick and there were opportunities for her to admit what happened, says the warrant.
The report says on the day Patrick was shot his supervisors called Patrick’s phone and Thompson answered.
On each occasion Thompson allegedly lied about Patrick’s whereabouts and during one of the calls, according to the report. Thompson also allegedly hung up the phone when Patrick’s supervisor asked to speak with him.
Thompson is now adjusting to life inside the North Broward Jail after a Judge found probable cause to deny her bond on Thursday, May 29th.
Thompson didn’t say a word during her bond hearing. Her attorney Rod Vereen also remained quiet and told CBS4 News he will push to have her released from jail at a later date.
Thompson was cuffed and brought into the Broward County jail around 3 o’ clock Thursday morning. She was not too happy to see cameras there and flipped the bird behind her back.
Vereen told CBS4 that Thompson invoked her fifth amendment right and did not cooperate with investigators overnight. He also said at one point while detained, she went to the hospital, but he wouldn’t say why.
Sgt. Javier Ortiz, President of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police believes Thompson was given preferential treatment regarding her arrest on Wednesday and questions why ‘a cop killer was given white glove treatment.”