a reply to: LightSpeedDriver
Read all my posts and all the evidence I uploaded very carefully.
Because of illness, injury, sleep deprivation, steroids and a little extra stress from the department I became full blown MANIC on Feb 8, 2011.
Because I had NO PRIOR MENTAL ILLNESS I didn't know what was going on.
I went to the ER for help. They ignored me for 2 1/2 hours even though something was clearly wrong with me. Me and Matt kept asking for a nurse and
they kept blowing us off. Half naked in a hospital gown, sitting on a gurney I yelled on the phone. I AM SOOOO SORRY THAT I'M SUCH A HORRIBLE
PERSON AND I SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE FOR YELLING ON THE PHONE WHEN I WAS MANIC AND UNTREATED.
By his own statement- if you'll read it- the EMT came in the room, left, called for security, then came back in! He makes no mention of me doing
anything to harm myself or others. So how can you, or him, or anyone justify tackling me and choking me? A chokehold is considered DEADLY FORCE. By
law an EMT can't perform patient care without a nurse present. Where was my nurse? WHO was my nurse? No one had come in. By law you are allowed
to resist excessive force- does that help at the time when you're getting your ass beat? No, but you can use that as a defense later if they try to
charge you with resisting. And that's specifically referring to police. Where TF does it say it's ok for an EMT to use deadly force?
Read the ER notes. They falsely documented care that never happened, then all the sudden the notes say "Plano PD at bedside" They never document
use of force. THEN THEY DISCHARGE ME WITH A PRESCRIPTION FOR IBUPROFEN AND ULTRAM!!!!!!!! I'm willing to bet you're not a doctor, but in your
opinion is Ibuprofen really the best treatment for severe mania?
DPD knew I wasn't acting right but they drove me home and left me until February the 15th!!!!!!!! Right after they left the PTSD really started
creeping in, my condition got EVEN WORSE and I called Lt. King for help. Nothing. I called him the next day and the next. Nothing. If they had
just said, "We're not going to help you." Then I would have known where I stood and I would have made more of an effort to find someone to try to
take me to help. But they kept telling me help was on the way.
I know folks with Downs aren't retarded- they suffer from a chromosomal abnormality. My point is- would you be so hateful and judgmental toward
someone with such an OBVIOUS defect? Hopefully not. So how is it justified in your mind to be so hateful and judgmental toward me- who suffers from
a chemical imbalance beyond my control?
I understand that if you've never experienced something like this firsthand it's really hard to wrap your head around. I've got a whole new level
of sympathy for people with mental illness now. But even when I worked in the hospital, the nursing home, on the streets as a cop- years before I had
the misfortune to experience it myself- I always treated people with respect. And I took probably hundreds to the hospital for help. I talked to
them like human beings, treated them with care and respect and transported them willingly. I can't remember ever having to use force for an APOWW
(transport to mental hospital). There was ONE guy on PCP half naked and screaming and running around in the street in Dealy Plaza- my partner tased
him immediately upon contact, but it was for his safety and ours. It would have been a helluva lot more dangerous to try to go hands on with him. We
didn't even arrest him, we took him to the hospital without further incident.
Ok, clearly you think I'm 100% responsible and guilty for everything that happened. According to you it was right to fire me and I should never
again be able to hold a job in law enforcement and I should carry out the rest of my days with a scarlet letter on my chest so everyone can know what
a POS I am. So in your opinion, what should the punishment be for ER staff not treating someone? What should the punishment be for an EMT tackling
and choking a half naked female patient that was 200 lbs lighter than him for yelling on the phone? What should the punishment be for police
supervisors who knew something was wrong and didn't get me help? What should the punishment be for Internal Affairs, the Chief of Police and the
City Manager's Office to knew all about this and just ignored it? Not even bother to investigate? What should the punishment be for the FBI not
even bothering to contact someone alleging police corruption?
"Thankfully no one- except yourself got hurt." ....thanks, man. It's totally ok for ME to get hurt. Got it.
"I bear you no personal malice." ...yet in a PP you say you're going to "say an extra-special spell tonight that I remain a civilian." ?????
Not that I am ABLE to work in LE, but if I were I would certainly continue to perform with the dedication and above average effort that I have always
demonstrated- not just as a cop, but at any job I've ever worked. Do you realize that in 16 years of working I was never fired or even written up?
But your spell is so powerful that I can not only work LE, but I can't even handle something as simple as food service now. Congratulations!