Trooper Claims Dashboard Cam Upholds His Actions
For more than three weeks an infamous cell phone video showing an Oklahoma highway patrolman and a paramedic getting into a scuffle on the side of a highway has been making its rounds on YouTube.
Now its counterpart — video from the trooper’s dashboard cam — has been released, and some are saying it vindicates a decorated war hero.
“He is not this ogre, this constitutional depriver of people’s rights. He is a good man. This is a man that has been in law enforcement for 15 years. He just got back from Iraq — got back in April of this year after a year tour of duty for the U.S. Navy,” said attorney Mark James, who came to the defense of his client Trooper Daniel Martin, at a press conference Monday afternoon.