Local & Regional
Sat June 13, 2009
UPDATE: Video Released
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released a dashboard camera video showing an altercation between a trooper and an ambulance paramedic.
Capt. Chris West says the highway patrol decided to release the video because it had "drawn enormous attention" and a department investigation wouldn't be affected.
The video shows Trooper Daniel Martin pulling over the ambulance and then cussing at its driver. After paramedic Maurice White Jr. suggests that both vehicles should take the ambulance patient to the hospital and then sort out the situation, White and Martin scuffle against the side of the ambulance.
Another altercation breaks out on the opposite side of the ambulance minutes later.
Martin has been placed on paid administrative leave during the internal investigation.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.