|Posted by Anti-Tyranny News on February 6, 2014 at 7:45 AM|
by Joshua Lerch
Tuesday night at the scene of a rollover accident in Chula Vista, Calif., a California Highway Patrol officer
and Chula Vista Fire Department firefighter got into a dispute over where the fire engine should
park. Ending with the firefighter in handcuffs.
The CHP officer reportedly ordered the firefighter (Jacob Gregoir), to move the fire engine out of the fast lane or he would be arrested. As he helped victims and checked the overturned car for more victims, he reportedly told the unidentified officer that he would have to check with his captain.
That is when the CHP officer handcuffed and detained the firefighter at the scene.
Video captured by KFMB-TV
The California Highway Patrol and Chula Vista Fire Department issued a joint statement on Wednesday, calling the incident “unfortunate” and vowing to improve communication:
Last night there was an unfortunate incident at the scene of a traffic collision on I-805, where both our agencies had responded. Both the CHP and the Chula Vista Fire Department share a common goal of protecting the public and providing the highest level of safety to responding emergency personnel, involved parties and other drivers at collision scenes.
Both of our agencies have the utmost respect for each other and our respective missions. This was an isolated incident and not representative of the manner in which our agencies normally work together toward our common goal.
This morning representatives from both agencies met to discuss the incident to improve communication and ensure the highest level of service is provided to the public. This incident will be a topic of future joint training sessions, in an ongoing effort to work more efficiently together.
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