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Amateur video of the incident shows state Trooper Daniel Martin holding paramedic Maurice White by the neck against his ambulance. Amateur video of the incident shows state Trooper Daniel Martin holding paramedic Maurice White by the neck against his ambulance.
The attorney for the paramedic says the dash cam video backs up his claims it was the trooper who was out of control. The attorney for the paramedic says the dash cam video backs up his claims it was the trooper who was out of control.

By Dan Bewley, The News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Martin's attorney has scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. to tell his client's side of the story.

NewsOn6.com will live stream that news conference Monday.

This after OHP released the dash cam footage of the trooper involved in a scuffle with a paramedic.

Trooper Martin is on paid administrative leave.

The Highway Patrol has completed an internal investigation, but has not released that report.

The dash cam video is the first look at the moments leading up to the infamous confrontation between a Creek Nation paramedic and Trooper Martin.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the dash cam video shows the paramedic assaulting the trooper before the confrontation that was caught on home video.

But the attorney for the paramedic says the dash cam video backs up his claims it was the trooper who was out of control.

Amateur video of the incident has been seen by millions from around the world as state Trooper Daniel Martin holds paramedic Maurice White by the neck against his ambulance.

Watch amateur video of the incident.

Now, dash cam video from Trooper Martin's patrol car has been released. The video begins two minutes before he pulls over the ambulance.

Watch the dash cam video from Trooper Martin's patrol car.

The video shows, Trooper Martin is responding to a report of a stolen vehicle. As he gets closer, the ambulance swerves to avoid a car on the side of the road. Trooper Martin eventually passes the ambulance.

After spending 18-seconds parked on the original call, Martin gets back on the road and pulls over the ambulance.

Paramedic Maurice White immediately jumps out of the back of the ambulance, telling Trooper Martin he's in charge of the unit.

First confrontation:

Maurice White, Paramedic: My name is Maurice White, I'm a (unintelligible) paramedic.

Trooper Daniel Martin, Oklahoma Highway Patrol: I'm going to give you a ticket for failure to yield and when I go by you saying, 'what's going on,' you don't need to be giving me no hand gestures now. I ain't going to put up with that ****. You understand me?

Maurice White, Paramedic: And I won't put up with you talking to my driver like that.

Trooper Daniel Martin, Oklahoma Highway Patrol: I ain't listening to you, buddy. You get your *** back in the ambulance or I'll take you in. I'm talking to the driver.

In his statement to OHP authorities, Trooper Martin claims he wasn't immediately informed there was a patient on board the ambulance.

But the video shows Maurice White telling Martin that they are transporting a patient and asks the situation be resolved at the hospital.

Second confrontation:

Maurice White, Paramedic: We're taking my patient to the hospital. You can take me to jail, we'll discuss this okay?

Trooper Daniel Martin, Oklahoma Highway Patrol: Come here Paul.

Maurice White, Paramedic: No, no. I got a patient in this...

Trooper Daniel Martin, Oklahoma Highway Patrol: Get your *** (unintelligible).

Martin eventually releases White, but tells the driver that White is going to be arrested for obstruction.

Third confrontation:

Trooper Daniel Martin, Oklahoma Highway Patrol: I didn't need your manager or whoever it is in the back and the paramedic...whoever happens to be in charge, get out the car obstructing, okay.

Paul Franks, Ambulance Driver: I understand.

Trooper Daniel Martin, Oklahoma Highway Patrol: You understand?

Paul Franks, Ambulance Driver: Yes sir, I do.

Trooper Daniel Martin, Oklahoma Highway Patrol: He's going to jail.

Paul Franks, Ambulance Driver: unintelligible

Trooper Daniel Martin, Oklahoma Highway Patrol: Yeah. You don't jump out and talk to a state trooper like that. You understand me? I don't care who you are, you're not running code, you're not running emergency, okay?

Trooper Martin eventually checks on the patient before looking to place Maurice White in custody.

Fourth Confrontation:

Trooper Daniel Martin, Oklahoma Highway Patrol: Hey, you're going to jail, you understand me? You are under arrest.

Maurice White, Paramedic: Okay.

Trooper Daniel Martin, Oklahoma Highway Patrol: You are under arrest. Now get in there.

Maurice White, Paramedic: I would like to press charges on him for assaulting a paramedic.

Trooper Daniel Martin, Oklahoma Highway Patrol: No, I didn't assault you. I told you to turn around
(unintelligible).

The audio disappears, but Trooper Martin lets White and Franks go and the ambulance drives away.

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