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Officer arrests EMT who hit car with door during emergency

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ROCHESTER, NY– A police officer has been placed on desk duty after he reportedly arrested an EMT during an emergency after the EMT accidentally hit the officer’s car with the door of the ambulance.
The incident occurred on Monday at Strong Memorial Hospital.
According to the report, the unnamed officer was parked in an ambulance bay which is typically reserved for ambulances only while preparing to go into the hospital to investigate a case.
An then pulled into the same bay and the EMT got out and opened the backdoors of the ambulance to transport a patient into the hospital.
As the doors swung open, one of the doors hit the officer’s patrol car.
The officer reportedly “insisted” on getting the EMT’s information, while the EMT “insisted on getting the patient into the emergency room.

Surveillance video shows the officer following the EMT into the hospital and placing her in handcuffs as the patient sits on the stretcher.
The officer then walks the EMT out of the hospital in handcuffs.
After an investigation, the officer was reassigned to desk duty according to Rochester Police Chief David Smith:
“The member involved has been re-assigned to administrative duties, pending the results of this investigation. As Chief, I demand the members of the Rochester Police Department perform their duties in a professional manner. And as such, we must hold ourselves to a high standard of accountability,” Smith said in a statement to News10.
The City of Rochester Police Accountability Board is also reviewing the incident.
According to the report, the EMT was released from police custody without being ticketed or charged.