Fire Oklahoma Highway Patrolman Daniel Martin

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TO: Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chief Van M. Guillotte FROM: Theo Karantsalis, Librarian Date: Sunday, June 14, 2009 The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety released a dash cam video that shows Oklahoma Highway Patrolman Daniel Martin scuffling with EMT Maurice White on May 24. If you haven't seen the video, you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watchv=1fLO6f8M_gM Trooper Martin was speeding – with his sirens on -- but there was no emergency. He placed EMT White in a choke hold, threatened him with arrest, and put a patient who was being rushed to the hospital in danger. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Web site, the OHP's mission is "working to provide a safe, secure environment for the public through courteous, quality and professional services." The mission says that the OHP is committed to the following core values: loyalty, honesty, respect, integrity, professionalism and self-discipline. Chief Guillotte, in your personal statement, you said that we should contact you if you can ever be of service. You can. Please fire Trooper Daniel Martin. Sincerely, Theo Karantsalis Miami, Fla. miami_librarian@yahoo.com Note: In the links section of this petition (on the right), you will find other related videos, documents and contact information.

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Oklahoma Crime Examiner Patricia Phillips stories: Part 1: http://www.examiner.com/x-6121-Oklahoma-Crime-Examiner~y2009m5d29-Raging-cop-chokes-paramedic-while-terrified-patient-waits-in-ambulance--is-caught-on-tape#comments Part 2: http://www.examiner.com/x-6121-Oklahoma-Crime-Examiner~y2009m6d13-Oklahoma-Highway-Patrol-finally-releases-video-of-trooper-attack-on-paramedic Part 3: http://www.examiner.com/x-6121-Oklahoma-Crime-Examiner~y2009m6d14-Oklahoma-Highway-Patrol-vs-EMT-paramedic-speaks-out-about-choking-incident Part 4: http://www.examiner.com/x-6121-Oklahoma-Crime-Examiner~y2009m6d15-Oklahoma-Highway-Patrol-Examiner-coverage-sparks-petition-drive The first video taken by family member on May 24: http://www.youtube.com/watchv=KluItc365hU&eurl=http%3A%2F%2F Dash cam video released June 13 of Oklahoma Trooper fighting with EMT: http://www.youtube.com/watchv=1fLO6f8M_gM EMT employees' written statements: http://www.scribd.com/doc/16402532/EMT-Report Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Web site: http://www.dps.state.ok.us/ohp/tngrct/default.htm Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chief Guillotte's e-mail address: choffice@dps.state.ok.us Attoeny General Drew Edmondson's phone number: 405-521-3921 Retired Police Officer: Fire OK Trooper http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-271103 Carlos Miller and Photography is Not a Crime http://carlosmiller.com Newz Dawg Press LLC http://newzdawgpress.com

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  • Dennis Bollefer This should not need comments, I would hope that the authorities when faced with the evidence will do the right thing and fire him!

  • Mark I'm an Okie boy, born and raised now living in CA with extended family still in OK. It terrifies me psyco-thugs could pull over an ambulance taking my elderly mother to the hospital.
    Out here on the "left coast" we have a saying for behavior like this... WTF?

    I know, I'm late to the party by years, but still, ...that's my dos centavos

  • Robert Sciancalepore troopers like him are the reason the police are so despised.

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    Dennis Bollefer

    5 hours ago Comments: This should not need comments, I would hope that the authorities when faced with the evidence will do the right thing and fire him!
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    Mark

    1 week ago Comments: I'm an Okie boy, born and raised now living in CA with extended family still in OK. It terrifies me psyco-thugs could pull over an ambulance taking my elderly mother to the hospital. Out here on the "left coast" we have a saying for behavior like this... WTF? I know, I'm late to the party by years, but still, ...that's my dos centavos
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    keith shank

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