If you'd like to rebuke it I'd be willing to hear it.
Don't believe you're above being called out on acting like a child. It's embarrassing to think you are a firefighter. I pray I never have to serve under a grown man-child such as yourself.
tajm611, don't waste your breath. George will never admit that a cop was wrong, except when it was painfully obvious to even the most simple minds that he was wrong (which explains why he can).
don't worry about it, just move on
All internet bullies are real life cowards.
Sad that he can't even defend why he contradicts himself.
A lawsuit has been filed against the OHP Trooper involved in a scuffle with a paramedic.
The paramedic's attorney, Richard O’Carroll, filed the lawsuit against Trooper Daniel Martin, for allegedly violating Maurice White's 4th Amendment rights.
Cell phone and OHP dash cam video show Trooper Martin confronting White after Martin says the ambulance failed to yield back on May 24th in Okfuskee County.
Trooper Martin is still on administrative leave tonight, and his case is in the hands of the Chief of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Stay tuned for the latest tonight on FOX23 News at 9, and updates on FOX23.com.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An investigation into a scuffle in which a state trooper choked a paramedic is under review and the attorney for the paramedic says he's tired of the lack of action.
OHP trooper Daniel Martin has been on paid leave since June 1 after a video of the May 24 incident with Creek Nation paramedic Maurice White Jr. surfaced.
White's attorney, Richard O'Carroll says the OHP and Department of Public Safety are hoping to stall until people stop asking questions.
OHP Capt. Chris West says the investigation has finished and is being reviewed by OHP Col. Van Guillotte and State Public Safety Department Commissioner Kevin Ward. West says the results of the investigation likely will be announced soon.
This case will never see a courtroom. For all of the reasons stated here, the medic was as much in the wrong as the cop was.
Now, if the lady in the back of the bus wanted to sue...
Yep they said 4th. That was a direct copy and paste from the website.
Not saying that is whap happened, but maybe that's the angle they are using.
A quick read on Wikipedia (and yes George, I know how you feel about Wikipedia :p , but I think its a good resource for getting a quick feel for a subject) regarding the 4th. The full article is in the link, here are two quick sections of it:
The amendment specifically requires search and arrest warrants be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.
Food for thought...Quote:
A person is seized within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment only when by means of physical force or show of authority his freedom of movement is restrained, and in the circumstances surrounding the incident, a reasonable person would believe that he was not free to leave.
BTW, you did notice that this went almost a month with no comment until the HS kid chimed in? I guess that blows the widespread interest theory.
However, you need to realize that there are exceptions to that statement. Look at Terry v. Ohio for example. There are also exceptions in case law for exigent circumstances, furitive movements, on-view arrests, officer safety, etc.
And yes, my first thought a couple of days ago was "Why are we bringing this up again?"
Let me add the disclaimer that Constitutional Law is not exactly my expertise :p . So I don't have any real idea whether or not there is any merit to this case. I am simply a curious spectator.
If it does make it to a jury, I think the trooper is screwed. The emotions will win out.
I do think it is interesting that the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is not included in the suit. While there is the consideration that Trooper Martin will quickly succumb to the attorney bills, and the state could fight it for years, there is also the deep pockets concept.
Look for the state to really start distancing themselves from Trooper Martin.