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A legal and ethical deep dive into the firing of 2 EMTs, fire lieutenant in Tyre Nichols’ death
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Capt. Jeffrey Scott Klein was in charge of a 2020 medical response that led to the death of a patient who was put in a prone position
“Their clinical assessment assumed that the agonal respiration the patient took was the same as being apneic,” said Clearwater Fire & Rescue Chief Scott Ehlers
Miguel Nieblas Ontiveros faces charges stemming from a 2022 transport of a 76-year-old fall victim
A 2021 disciplinary letter to Capt. Jeffrey Scott Klein states that the patient, who needed a glucose shot, was handcuffed and put in a prone position
IAFF Local 42 leaders said that other Kansas City FD employees had similar physical altercations with patients or residents and were not disciplined or terminated
Robert Long told the state Emergency Medical Services Board that officers refused to remove Nichols’ handcuffs, which would have allowed EMTs to check his vital signs
The Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Division found that JaMichael Sandridge and Robert Long violated state rules of emergency aid and treatment
“There was information withheld by those already on the scene which caused our members to handle things differently than they should have,” Thomas Malone said
The actions were not the “final disposition of this entire matter,” said Matt Gibbs, an attorney for the state Department of Health
EMTs Robert Long and JaMicheal Sandridge “failed to conduct an adequate patient assessment of Mr. Nichols,” according to a FD statement
"[The city] had an overriding interest in preserving the public’s trust in Cleveland EMS’s capacity to serve the public,” Appeals Judge Chad Readler wrote