Police release report from night at Thomas' house
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A newly released police report indicates the person who called 911 about an overdose at Isiah Thomas' home believed the victim had stopped breathing.
The patient's name is redacted from the Town of Harrison report, which was released Thursday night under a Freedom of Information request from The Associated Press.
In the report, a police officer says he went to the former Knicks coach's home in the Purchase section of Harrison around midnight Oct. 23 in response to a report of "[blank] not breathing."
"Upon my arrival I assisted [another officer] who was administering O2 to [blank] lying on the kitchen floor," the report said.
It does not say who made the call.
Authorities have not publicly identified Thomas as the accidental overdose victim, but a person familiar with the case, speaking on condition of anonymity because the police report had not been released, confirmed to the AP that it was Thomas. A call to the person seeking comment after the police report was released was not immediately returned.
The report also says the patient was taken to White Plains Hospital and that someone gave "a witness deposition" about the episode.
The town of Harrison cited "unwanted invasion of personal privacy" as the reason for redacting the names from the police report.
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