Baltimore FD Paramedic Allegedly Assaulted Patient

A Baltimore Fire Department paramedic has been charged with assaulting a patient he was called to help.

Paramedic Shaun White was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, according to WJZ-TV.

White is accused of slapping a female patient, grabbing her by the neck and smashing her into the headrest of the stretcher, the station reported.

White's partner filed an internal report about his conduct on the call.

A portion of the incident was caught on nearby surveillance cameras, and a battalion chief at the fire station called police after watching it.

The fire department is conducting its own internal probe of the incident, the station reported.

The union is balking saying the incident should have been handled internally since the victim hadn't complained to police.

White was originally suspended without pay, but after union intervention, he is now being paid, the station reported.

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