You probably read yesterday’s post about the paramedic that was accused of raping a patient. I was very upset with the media’s one-sided reporting of the story as they can easily destroy someone’s reputation if they turn out to be innocent. Well as it turns out, the paramedic in question tarnished his own reputation.
The warrant says Powell at first denied any inappropriate contact but then said he touched the woman’s breasts and genitals “to elicit a response from or awake the female.” The warrant says he expressed remorse to police.
Sorry dude, that’s never appropriate and you just made yourself and your peers look that much worse to the general public. I still stand by my dislike for one-sided journalism, they just happened to get lucky this time.
It’s always hard for me to imagine that my peers would consider doing things like this, which generally causes me to assume the best in cases like these. I hold EMS professionals to a high standard and I have a lot of respect for what we all do on a daily basis. Crap like this just reminds me that there are bad eggs everywhere.
For more details on the confession check out the local article:
You can also download and read the arrest warrant that has details of the accusation and the statements from the paramedic admitting the allegations. Just be warned, it contains some potentially offensive material.