08/31/2010

Medic on trial for stopping cop's TASER use on suicidal woman

Police say the she ran between an officer and a combative patient, preventing use of a TASER

By Chuck Biedka
The Tribune-Review

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. — In what might be a first in Pennsylvania, a Lower Burrell paramedic will stand trial on charges alleging she interfered with police who were trying to get a suicidal woman to go to the hospital.

Paramedic Jodi L. Kerr-Rummel, 31, of Derry is charged with obstructing police and disorderly conduct. She pleaded not guilty. Her attorney argues that she was trying to do what was best for the patient.

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