Saturday, May 30, 2009

Our Tax Dollars at work: OK Cop Assaults Paramedic

OHP trooper Daniel Martin, who placed his hands around the neck of a paramedic, is now the subject of an internal investigation, although he and his partners remain on duty.

OHP claims the dispute started after the ambulance failed to yield to troopers who were responding to call.

Once the troopers finished their official business, they pulled over EMS as paramedics were transporting a patient inside.

That patient was Kenyada Davis' mother. Davis shot the video of the confrontation after paramedics were pulled over.

"We're like trying to tell the guy, ‘Dude, my mom is in the back,'" Kenyada Davis said. "My stepdad was like, ‘My wife is in the back. Can we do this at the hospital?'"

Both paramedics released statements they made to Creek Nation officials.

According to Paramedic Paul Franks, he told Trooper Martin, "We have a patient en route to Prague ER... if you would follow us, we would sort this out afterwards." He says Martin told him "get your --- in my vehicle. I'm giving you a ticket right now."

At that point, Maurice White, the other paramedic, says he exited the rear of the ambulance to make a similar plea. Trooper Martin tried to arrest him, and after a brief struggle he returned to the back of the ambulance.

The nerve of that paramedic! Trying to talk sense to an out of control Gestapo agent and putting the needs of the patient first.

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