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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
  • Walter C Phelps
    Walter C Phelps United States, Raleigh
    Apr 29, 2015
    Apr 29, 2015
    This officer is a disgrace to the uniform, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol is a Disgrace for continuing to employ and support this aggressive and abusive power mad individual.

    They should also be held accountable for his actions as they are actively supporting him.
  • Aaron K. Nesbitt
    Aaron K. Nesbitt United States, Clinton
    Apr 27, 2015
    Apr 27, 2015
    This man is should NOT be a peace officer/policeman/Highway Patrolman, etc. He should not be in Law Enforcement in any capacity! Interfering with ANY medical professional providing medical care for a patient should NOT be interfered with in any way. Even though a patient is not CURRENTLY "coding" it does not mean it could not happen in an instant. When a person has a acute or chronic medical condition it increases their chances of having complications. You need to instruct ALL Patrolmen that paramedics/EMTs providing care should not be hindered in any way, shape or form during their duty. This has happened to multiple paramedics/EMTs in multiple jurisdictions. The law enforcement communities need to respect them, because if they are ever in need of emergency care, these are the people who will be working to save their life, limbs or eyesight. I am glad disciplinary action was taken against Daniel Martin, but Highway Patrol personnel need to be educated to leave ALL paramedics/EMTs caring for patients alone. He could have followed the ambulance to the HOSPITAL before stopping or approaching the EMT/Paramedics. A complete apology should have been issued IMMEDIATELY, instead of excuses and such. This is why many are now claiming we live in a police state.
    Respectfully,
    Aaron K. Nesbitt
  • Paul VanCoevering
    Paul VanCoevering United States, Bastrop
    Mar 15, 2015
    Mar 15, 2015
    The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety can not say Daniel Martin is safe to dill with the Public,how meany time dose he get, or is it till he kill some one,
  • Joseph
    Joseph United States, Surprise
    Mar 11, 2015
    Mar 11, 2015
    I did not like what I saw on this video from the police officer. If its my mother on board that emergency bus I would lose my mind. Found it insulting for if it was the officers mother he would be fighting. Its obvious its the officers miss conduct and if the department of public safety wants to pardon him, it speaks volume about their department conduct and practice and its scary. If me signing this petition helps support change sign me in. Hope the mother made it ok and she is feeling well and the hospital is taking aggressive legal actions against the department for mistreating his not just his employees but also its patients.
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