EMSA workers cleared in scuffle with patient who later died
First responders accused of choking, punching Jason Marshall; medical examiner finds no evidence to change manner of death to homicide.
Firefighters were able to talk Marshall into getting into an ambulance, but he “became violent and began assaulting fire and EMSA personnel,” police reported.
Marshall “kicked and scratched one fireman then bit the thumb of an EMSA worker,” police said, adding that first responders had to fight with Marshall to restrain him and sprayed an anti-anxiety spray into his nose.
The spray caused Marshall to calm down and pass out or lose consciousness, police reported.
During the struggle, “EMSA personnel placed Marshall in a choke hold and struck Marshall in the face area several times,” an investigator wrote in the affidavit.
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