The arrest of a Baltimore City medic for assaulting a combative patient has the firefighter’s union angry as they stand behind the medic.
Medic Shaun White, 31, was charged last Friday with second degree assault following an incident that occurred on September 8, 2012. The patient, a female allegedly suffering from an overdose, was combative and had to be restrained.
Baltimore City Firefighters Local 734’s president Rick Hoffman claims he watched a video of the incident and said the arrest was uncalled for. He was quoted as saying “… maybe the level of patient care not being as good as it should be. I’ll accept that. An arrest, no way in hell.”