Sheriff: Paramedics Used Incapacitated Patients in 'Selfie War'

They allegedly took selfies with 41 patients, only 3 of whom consented
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 21, 2016 6:16 PM CDT
Sheriff: Paramedics Used Incapacitated Patients in 'Selfie War'

Authorities say two paramedics in Florida engaged in a "selfie war" by taking pictures with incapacitated patients, the AP reports. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says 24-year old Kayla Renee Dubois was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of interception and disclosure of oral communications. Authorities have issued arrest warrants for 33-year old Christopher Wimmer on seven counts of the same charge. The sheriff's office says Wimmer also faces a misdemeanor battery charge for holding open the eyelid of a sedated patient.

The sheriff's office says the selfies included 41 patients, only three of whom apparently agreed to the photos. The sheriff's office began investigating in May following complaints from three other emergency workers. Dubois was fired a week later, and Wimmer resigned the same day. (More selfie stories.)

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