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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:
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.
Please fire Trooper Daniel Martin.
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:
Dash cam video released June 13 of Oklahoma Trooper fighting with EMT:
EMT employees' written statements:
Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Web site:
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chief Guillotte's e-mail address: email@example.com
Attoeny General Drew Edmondson's phone number: 405-521-3921
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