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Tue June 16, 2009
Latest on Trooper/EMT Ruckus
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – Paramedic wants trooper's gun and badge
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The paramedic who scuffled with an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper says he wants the trooper to have "his badge and his gun" taken away.
Maurice White Jr. said on the CBS Early Show Tuesday that trooper Daniel Martin was in a state of rage and totally disregarded the patient in the ambulance.
Martin stopped the ambulance May 24 near Paden and told the driver he was going to ticket him for failing to yield.
White says he got out of the ambulance to tell the trooper they were taking a patient to the hospital. The two eventually scuffled with Martin putting White in a choke hold.
Martin's attorney says the trooper either didn't hear that there was a patient in the ambulance or it didn't register and that White didn't comply with the trooper's orders.
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