Based on the SBI report, Thomas says Thalmann's actions were appropriate and that the police chase was justified and required.

Thomas also says the use of lethal force by Officer Wester was justified as well, and no charges will be filed against him.

Had Stallings lived, he would have been charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of assault with a firearm on a law enforcement, plus a slew of drug-related and other charges., according to Thomas.

Police Chief Toussaint Summers says Thalman had only been with the New Bern Police Department for seven months. He was a graduate of Washington High School and had served in the Marine Corps.