A Washington state firefighter/EMT is facing assault charges stemming from an incident in April 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. Sean Clayton is charged with a single misdemeanor count of assault in the fourth degree. Clayton is with Central Pierce Fire and Rescue.
According to KIRO7 news, Clayton responded to the hospital where the victim, Jodi Rudolph, was taken by her father. Rudolph, who admitted she had been drinking and took some pills, was seated in her father’s car when Clayton reportedly grabbed her hair, assaulted her, and kicked the car. The incident was caught on video and reported anonymously to the state health department.
Clayton was disciplined in May, 2018. However, KIRO7’s investigators are raising troubling questions about how past complaints involving Clayton have been handled, allowing him to remain on the job.