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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

California Firefighter Handcuffed at Scene of Crash


CHULA VISTA (CBS 8) – A CHP officer's move to detain a Chula Vista firefighter responding to a crash scene has some asking about the chain of command during emergency situations.

CBS News 8 cameras were rolling around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday when the two got into a dispute over where the fire engine should park while firefighters were responding to the crash that happened north on I-805 between Telegraph Canyon Road and East Orange Avenue.

According to officials, the officer told the firefighter to move his truck from the center divide, but the firefighter refused that request and continued giving aid to the crash victims.

CBS News 8 video shows the CHP officer cuffing the firefighter, identified as Jacob Gregoire, 36, at the scene of the accident. In the background, other fire crews and officers can be seen tending to the victims of the rollover accident.

The firefighter, who's been with the fire department for 12 1/2 years, was detained in the back of a CHP vehicle for about half an hour before being released.



San D
iego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

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