Trooper in Scuffle with Paramedic Still On Leave - @ JEMS.com


Trooper in Scuffle with Paramedic Still On Leave


 
 

| Tuesday, July 21, 2009


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An investigation into a roadside scuffle between a state trooper and a paramedic that was caught on video is still under review nearly two months later, and the attorney for one of the men is complaining about the lack of action.



Trooper Daniel Martin has been on paid administrative leave since June 1, after a video of the May 24 incident with Creek Nation paramedic Maurice White Jr. surfaced.



White filed a federal civil suit Tuesday against Martin, accusing him of violating his civil rights and "throttling him by the neck" during a traffic stop. He is seeking more than $10,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.



Martin's attorney, Gary James, says White does not have a valid claim under federal civil law.



"There's no doubt this is a slow play," White's attorney, Richard O'Carroll, said before filing the suit. "They're just hoping to stall long enough so that you guys (the media) will stop asking questions. Well, we're tired of the games. We're not waiting any longer."

Read More Trooper in Scuffle with Paramedic Still On Leave




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Leadership and Professionalism, Incident Command, Legal and Ethical, Operations and Protcols

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Improving Survival from Cardiac Arrest Using ACD-CPR + ITD

Using active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD has been shown to improve 1-year survival from cardiac arrest by 33%.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

FDNY Rescues Boy on Frozen River

Video captures rescue on the Bronx River.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Three Injured in Philadelphia Collapse

Parapet wall falls through roof of store.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Explosion Shakes Mexico Hospital

Rescuers search ruins of children’s hospital.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Hands On February 2015

Here’s a look at this month’s product hands on.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Nightwatch Series Premiere Party

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman attends the series premiere of A&E's new reality show, "Nightwatch."
More >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >