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Amateur video: highway patrol pull over ambulance

This video, in which we see two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers pull over an ambulance in action, has already received over a million hits on YouTube since it was posted ten days ago. Viewers are outraged by what they consider to be a brutal act.

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This video, in which we see two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers pull over an ambulance in action, has already received over a million hits on YouTube since it was posted ten days ago. Viewers are outraged by what they consider to be a brutal act.

Posted on YouTube by "sustainablehome".

The scene took place on 24 May in the Oklahoma county of Okfuskee. The footage was filmed by Kenyada Davis, the son of the patient who was being taken to hospital. He was following the ambulance by car.  

The dispute broke out after the ambulance driver failed to yield to the highway patrol car until contacted by radio. According to Davis, the ambulance was not aware of the police vehicle trying to pass until too late.

The highway patrol officers however, decided to pull over the ambulance in order to reprimand the driver for failing to yield. According to trooper Daniel Martin, it was during this telling off that the other paramedic, Maurice White Jr, "slammed the door in a hostile manner". He says that after tensions rose White grabbed him by the neck. This cannot be confirmed by the video. What is seen however, is Martin pushing White against the vehicle and holding him by the throat after telling him that he is under arrest.  

According to an eyewitness, the trooper appeared to be angry and when asked to allow the patient be taken to hospital, threatened the paramedic with arrest for the obstruction of justice.

In his statement, White says that he remained calm throughout. He says that the situation became difficult when the officer tried to handcuff him.

Footage recorded by the patrol car's camera has so far been kept confidential.

"Police officers are losing their way; they're forgetting their boundaries"

Odimir alias "Lungyao1" reacted to the video on his YouTube channel.