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Thu Jul 21, 2022, 10:17 PM

Rochester police investigator suspended after handcuffing Black EMT at hospital, department says

(CNN)A Rochester, New York, police investigator has been suspended with pay after he was seen on surveillance video pushing a Black EMT and handcuffing her at a hospital early last week, according to Carlos Alvarado, a spokesperson for the police department.

Police announced the suspension earlier this week, updating a statement Rochester Police Chief David Smith made last week that called the July 11 incident "deeply concerning" and said he has "high expectations for all members of the Rochester Police Department."
"As a result of this interaction at Strong Hospital, I have directed our Professional Standards Section to initiate an internal investigation," Smith said.
In surveillance video obtained by Rochester television station WHEC, the police investigator can be seen moving towards EMT Lekia Smith inside the hospital, and then pushing her against a wall next to a gurney carrying a patient. The investigator then is seen turning the EMT around and putting her in handcuffs before leading her outside.

Attorney Elliott Shields told CNN that his client is an EMT with Monroe Ambulance. When she and her partner pulled up to the hospital, the investigator's police car was parked very close to the ambulance. When Smith opened her door, she "made contact with the police vehicle," Shields said.
The investigator "immediately comes over to her and yells at her, demands her ID," Shields said. His client told the investigator that she would give him her ID as soon as they transport the patient inside the hospital for treatment, he added.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/21/us/rochester-police-investigator-suspended-handcuffed-black-emt/index.html

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gldstwmn Jul 2022 OP
Irish_Dem Jul 2022 #1
ret5hd Jul 2022 #2
dalton99a Jul 2022 #4
uponit7771 Jul 2022 #7
UpInArms Jul 2022 #3
Horse with no Name Jul 2022 #5
Celerity Jul 2022 #6

Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 10:21 PM

1. Would the cop have treated a white male EMT who nicked his car differently?

A car that wasn't even his car, the city would pay for any needed repairs.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 10:24 PM

2. Another paid vacation! Surprise surprise.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 11:03 PM

4. Taxpayer-paid vacation.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 01:29 AM

7. +1,

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 10:58 PM

3. I watched the video

this person is not a law enforcement officer, he is a gestapo agent … it made me sick

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 11:08 PM

5. A cop car doesn't belong in the ambulance bay

I have never seen a hospital where the ambulance areas weren’t clearly marked

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 11:13 PM

6. The Rochester Police Locust Club, a police union representing members of the Rochester Police Dept

Locust Club


like a fucking plague of

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