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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hot jurisdictional issue has this article entitled "California Highway Patrol officer cuffs firefighter for refusing to move engine":

A Southern California firefighter ended up in handcuffs this week after he disagreed with a highway patrol officer on where to park a fire engine.

The California Highway Patrol detained engineer Jacob Gregoire of the Chula Vista Fire Department for about 30 minutes after he refused to move an engine partially blocking a lane, CNN affiliate KFMB reported.

It was there to help protect ambulance crews treating people injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 805.

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And when the impaired motorists crashes into the parked fire truck the taxpayers of California can pay the damages. Doesn't California law appoint the police officer on the scene as scene manager?

Posted by: Alan Johnson | Feb 8, 2014 10:46:00 AM

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