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“When the prosecutor sees and hears compassion, competence and professionalism, even in the face of significant errors being made, it becomes much harder to justify filing criminal charges”
Incident videos help responders identify the physical and behavioral cues of a severe behavioral emergency that may or may not have a criminal component
As the numbers of pediatric patients with diagnosed mental health conditions climb, EMS providers will be increasingly asked to treat these kids
Washington lawmakers follow other states pushing for reform in restraint techniques after the in-custody death of Manuel Ellis
Springfield EMT Peggy Finley had a $60K bond refunded due to recent legislation
Springfield EMT Peggy Finley faces murder charges related to “compressional and positional asphyxia” of a patient
LaDamonyon “DeeDee” Hall, 47, died in 2022 after police and EMS providers responding to a reported disturbance handcuffed and transported her
Peggy Finley’s attorney plans to continue seeking a bond reduction, but Peter Cadigan’s lawyer does not
Peggy Finley also is accused of trying to improperly influence a police officer
The restraint policy states that a patient is never to be transported in a prone position and calls for regular circulation checks
The 35-year-old man died from compressional and positional asphyxia, which a coroner said was a result of being placed face down on a stretcher
The Springfield patient, who may have been experiencing hallucinations, was placed face-down on a stretcher and restrained
Despite the finding, the 23-year-old massage therapist’s cause of death remains listed as undetermined
Willimantic Chief Marc Scrivener said the crewmembers restrained the agitated patient in an ambulance, but he broke free
A Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department EMS report shows Daniel Taylor was conscious when medics arrived to treat him after a fight with corrections officers