Thursday, May 28, 2009
A scuffle between two highway patrol officers and an EMT was captured on video after the police pulled over an ambulance on route to the hospital with a patient on board.
The incident occurred on Highway 62 near Boley in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma.
The video begins with the patient’s son, Mr Kenyada Davis, explaining “Highway Patrol have pulled my mom’s ambulance over because he’s mad we didn’t pull over.”
The troopers were responding to a call of their own and were evidently annoyed that the ambulance did not yield and give way to them on the road.
“He’s trying to arrest the EMT taking my mother to the hospital.” Davis explains.
The video then shows one of the troopers pointing at the paramedic and yelling “You are under arrest, you are under arrest”.
As the patient begins to scream inside the ambulance, the EMT, Mr Maurice White, Jr., tries to explain that he is trying to get to the hospital.
As he raises a hand in gesture, one of the troopers is seen to grab Mr White in an attempt to put him in an arm lock and cuff him. Mr White resists and a scuffle breaks out. Mr White attempts to get back into the ambulance, at which point the trooper grabs him by the throat.
“I’m going to the hospital.” Mr White again says, while Mr Davis pleads “he’s a doctor”.
The troopers then relent and return to their vehicle.
Watch the video below: