An EMT in Georgia was arrested and fired for punching a restrained 17-year-old in the back of an ambulance.
The Dunwoody EMT can be seen throwing punches on the young man from inside of an ambulance, thanks to footage captured by police body camera.
Upon realizing what it going on, the police opened the door and confront the EMT, attempting to restrain her and remove her from the ambulance.
“What is wrong with you?” one officer asked her. The EMT replied that the teen -who was being restrained and was set to be evaluated at the hospital- spit on her.
“That is a kid,” the officer says. “That is a child — a 17-year-old child. What are you doing?”
The EMT was cuffed and charged with assault and battery.
According to ABC NEWS, the American Medical Response ambulance company reported that the woman was terminated from her position.
“The safety of patients in our care is of the utmost importance to us and we have hundreds of employees in the area who care for hundreds of patients in DeKalb County each day,” AMR’s statement read. “Our paramedics have tremendous pride in what we do, and we are honored to have the responsibility to provide care for residents.”
The family of the young man was understandably upset.
“He’s a child, you know,” the boy’s father said. “No human being deserves that.”
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