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The release of the police body camera footage in the cases of Earl Moore, Jr. in Springfield, Illinois and Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee show EMS personnel at their worst. In both cases, the providers failed to assess their patients and render proper treatment. In Illinois, these failures resulted in first degree murder charges; in Tennessee, the firings of the personnel involved. The results of the cases may differ based upon whether the providers have qualified immunity. In this episode, Nick and Samantha discuss the legal concept of qualified immunity and its application in the two cases. We take a hard look at what these cases say about EMS as a profession, and what it means to have the worst of us on public display. Please like, comment, and subscribe!
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EMS 20/20 Show – Rapid Sequence Information. (2023, January 16). Reaction: Two EMS Workers CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCqL3DF-apE
Finton, L. (2023, January 30). Three Memphis Fire Department Personnel Fired for Not Providing Aid to Tyre Nichols. The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/crime/2023/01/30/three-memphis-fire-department-personnel-fired-for-not-providing-aid-to-tyre-nichols/69855376007/
JEMS Staff (2023, January 31). Memphis Fire Department Fires Three in Connection to Tyre Nichols' Death. JEMS. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://www.jems.com/patient-care/report-tyre-nichols-may-have-survived/#:~:text=Memphis%20Fire%20Department%20Fires%20Three%20in%20Connection%20to%20Tyre%20Nichols'%20Death,-By&text=The%20Memphis%20Fire%20Department%20has,'%20death%2C%20the%20department%20announced
Olsen, D. (2023, February 3). New Details Emerge in Case Against EMS Workers Charged with Murder. Illinois Times. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/new-details-emerge-in-case-against-ems-workers-charged-with-murder/Content?oid=16407188
WAND Staff (2023, January 16). Police Release Body Cam Footage from Fatal EMS Incident. WAND. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://www.wandtv.com/news/police-release-body-cam-footage-from-fatal-ems-incident/article_60ac0d16-9118-11ed-8a09-43e4be2bb405.html
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