Handcuffing of S Cal fireman 'isolated incident'
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a dispute that ended with a Highway Patrol officer handcuffing a firefighter at a Southern California car crash scene was an isolated incident.
CHP and Chula Vista Fire Department officials met Wednesday to discuss the dispute, which occurred Tuesday night on Interstate 805 as crews were helping victims of a car rollover.
Video from KFMB-TV (http://bit.ly/1buDnY9 ) showed a fireman being cuffed after he refused to immediately move a fire engine that was blocking a lane. He was briefly held in the back of a patrol car and released.
The agencies on Wednesday issued a joint statement calling the detention an "unfortunate incident." The agencies said they have "the utmost respect for each other" and the incident will be discussed when they hold joint training sessions in future.
Information from: KFMB-TV, http://www.kfmb.com/