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Originally posted by detachedindividual
reply to post by Unit541
Why are you all putting up with this? If this happened in the UK it would be all over the news, those officers would be suspended pending an investigation, statements would probably be made in parliament FFS!
AND THEN THEY'D LOSE THEIR JOBS!
How on earth can they do this and think they can get away with it?
Seriously, I think we need a "Police Abuse of Power" forum on this site, there seems to be more and more of these examples coming to light recently.
America, you're country is seriously screwed up.
Originally posted by NightSkyeB4Dawn
reply to post by wastedown
We had all better start praying a little harder and a lot longer.
From so much that I see it looks like God has left America.
Officials say OHP troopers became very upset after the paramedic ambulance failed to yield the right of way while the troopers were rushing to a separate run. Apparently the trooper had never experienced anyone NOT pulling over when using his lights and siren.
This is just ridiculous. Why in the hell is a state trooper pulling over an EMSA ambulance?
Do they want to have a death on their hands?
WE need to come together and continually email the Oklahoma Highway Patrol until they answer for the actions of their troopers. Here is the OHP chief's email address:
Originally posted by Digital_Reality
What if this was a heart attack patient? The patient could have died while this cop had his power trip. I would have sued the crap out of this cop and/or the police dept. Hell, I would sue anyway!
And, apparently, according to a comment made on the previously given news site, there was a dash-cam in the trooper's vehicle, and it has incriminating evidence againt the EMT, but they won't release the video to the public.
Originally posted by uncommon-sense
A couple of points you guys are missing here.
1. The ambulance was not running with it's lights or siren on as the patients health was not in jeopardy.(heat exhaustion).
2. The Driver was seen giving the cop the finger. (in most states this is against the law.)
3.The son's video is highly edited. it completely skips the part where the EMT in the back of the ambulance shoved and struck the officer. ( alleged by the officer and for some reason edited out of cell phone. son admits he edited some of the scene). EMT. does not deny striking the officer but says it was an accident. He did not even mention it in his affidavid which means either it didn't happen or he knows he is guilty.
The finger and the shove appear to be in the police dashcam footage. that is the reason why the D.A. is considering charges against the EMT.
Personal opinion: This whole thing could have been handled better, but if you were the officer would you not file charges against someone striking you? especially after seeing it appear online in a highly edited video painting you as a bad cop? he has been subject to death threats and other violence since this incident as well as labled a racist repeatedly. the local news even ran the video as they saw it on you tube.
Keep in mind THE D.A. has seen all the footage and is considering charges against the EMT.. not the officer, pretty well sums it up to me.
Originally posted by EyesII
reply to post by uncommon-sense
I hear ya!
Is there a way to edit the cop's camera recording also?
Why is there a woman in the passenger seat of the cruiser? Why isn't she in the back seat?