A Pennsylvania paramedic has been charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a police officer in regards to an incident which occurred last April.
Paramedic Jodi L. Kerr-Rummel of the Lower Burrell Volunteer Fire Company No. 3 pled not guilty to the charges, and was in court again last week on August 25, 2010 seeking to have the charges dismissed. She is alleged to have interfered with a police officer who was attempting to Taser a combative female patient on an EMS run on April 9. 2010.
Kerr-Rummel’s attorney, James Michael Fox, asked the court to dismiss the charges, arguing that his client "didn't think it was appropriate" for the patient to be Tasered. Judge Cheryl Peck Yakopec refused the request and the matter will now proceed to trial.