OHP suppends trooper involved in scuffle

RON JACKSON Modified: July 22, 2009 at 7:20 pm •  Published: July 22, 2009

An OHP report in connection with the suspension stated that Martin should have made more of an inquiry into the patient's condition, James said.

James said "essentially my client has been exonerated. I have full confidence that the agency didn't feel any pressure from the media or the public to hand down a suspension."

White is seeking in excess of $10,000 for compensatory and punitive damages from Martin, the only party listed on the lawsuit.

"Mr. White does not think the state will take responsibility for the actions of trooper Martin, and will thus take matters into his own hands," White's attorney, Richard O'Carroll, said Tuesday after the lawsuit was filed.