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Charges Dropped After Oklahoma Highway Trooper and Paramedic Struggle Outside Ambulance

Thu June 11 2009 6:49 pm
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On Sunday May 24, 2009 Kenyada Davis, whose mother was in the back of a Creek Nation ambulance en route to the hospital without lights and sirens, shot a video of a physical altercation between Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Martin and Creek Nation paramedic Maurice White, Jr. with his cell phone camera.

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The driver of the ambulance, EMT-B Paul Frank, was attempting to avoid a car that had slowed down, when Oklahoma troopers claimed Frank failed to yield to the trooper’s squad car. That’s when Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Daniel Martin, who was responding with lights and siren to assist the Okfuskee County with a stolen vehicle, got on a common radio frequency and told the paramedics to check their rear-view mirrors and told Franks he should be more observant. Trooper Martin said he also saw Paul Franks gesture with his middle finger as the ambulance was passing the scene of the stolen car report. White and Franks deny the gesture, saying Franks just raised his hand in surprise.

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That’s when Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Daniel Martin began a pursuit with the ambulance and made traffic stop while the ambulance was still en route to the hospital.

During the traffic stop White said the trooper bolted out of his car in a huff and yelled at Franks, “What do you mean flipping me off?” The trooper told Franks he was going to be issued a citation for failure to yield, adding that “I did not appreciate your hand gesture.”

When White interrupted and tried to get in between Martin and Franks, the trooper tried to arrest him for obstructing an officer. That sparked the first of two physical altercations as White attempted to resist arrest and explain that the ambulance had a patient and requested that they may continue to go to the hospital.

The trooper then walked back to the ambulance and told White he would be arrested once he arrived at the hospital, but he observed the paramedic was not in the ambulance with the patient. Martin said he walked around to the passenger side of the ambulance where White was standing and was told by White that he wanted to file charges against the trooper for assaulting a paramedic.

That’s when the second physical altercation began with paramedic White grabbing Martin and refusing to let go, and trooper Martin putting a choke hold on the paramedic’s neck to force White to release him. When the second altercation calmed down, the ambulance was allowed to proceed to the hospital with the trooper following.

Several family members were following the ambulance. That’s when Kenyada Davis used his cell phone to capture the two altercations on video.

The police claim the police have a dash cam video that produces more information for the conflict, but have not released the dash cam video. There is also report that Martin’s wife was in the back of the trooper’s patrol car, but that did not violate Oklahoma Highway Patrol policy.

Pedestrians Diana Walkup and Peggy Skaggs were in the area when they witnessed the confrontation between Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Daniel Martin and the Creek Nation ambulance crew of Maurice White Jr. and Paul Franks. In a written statement, the women indicated they were horrified by the trooper’s behavior. Witness Diana Walkup says the paramedic never touched anyone until the patrolman grabbed his arm.

The Ohio Highway Patrol closed the investigation on June 11, 2009. Trooper Daniel Martin has been on administrative leave since June 1, 2009 and charges have been dropped against paramedic Maurice White, Jr.

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