June 12, 2009
TULSA, OK — EMT Maurice White says he is, in a way, glad that the scuffle with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper happened because it means problems will be addressed and dealt with. He also tells The News On 6 he is looking for accountability from the OHP.
“This situation can never happen again,” said Maurice White.
[efoods]Maurice White doesn’t want to see anyone else in the position he was in at the business end of a choke-hold from Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Martin.
But, White thinks it will happen again to someone else unless some questions are answered.
“Whatever we have to make sure that that never occurs again and that some definitive light is shed on the problems with the OHP, we will go forward and do it whatever that takes,” said Maurice White.
White says even when flattened against his ambulance, he was worried about the patient in the back. It was a woman suffering from possible heat exhaustion whom he and his partner were taking to a hospital.