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UCLM calls for removal of first responders involved in November Seneca Ave ambulance ‘incident’

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The United Christian Leadership Ministry of New York, Inc. (UCLM), is calling for AMR workers and RPD officers to be taken off the job for what happened back in November when a man was kicked out of an ambulance.

One week ago, Rochester Mayor Malik Evans came forward with a video of the man in need of medical attention being told to get out of the ambulance, and then left for two-minutes face-down on a Seneca Street sidewalk after collapsing, before receiving treatment. He died weeks later in the hospital.

“Was this the result of racism, you choose,” said Reverend Doctor Dwight Fowler, the current president of UCLM. The previous president, Rev. Dr. Lewis Stewart, died in October.

“One thing is for certain, that it was not accidental. It was intentional neglect,” Fowler said. “It was a prejudiced act. It was discriminatory behavior, it included preferential treatment, clearly the desires of the EMTs took precedence over the wounded man’s needs.”

UCLM says it has been in touch with Mayor Evans. RPD said in a statement Thursday that Chief Smith directed the Professional Standards Section to conduct an internal investigation and that the investigation is ongoing.

Both a spokesperson for RPD, and Rev. Dr. Fowler said that the officers and EMT workers were entitled to due process; though Fowler said the video speaks for itself.

News 8 has reached out to AMR, AMR’s workers’ union, the Locust Club, and has not heard back yet.

Check with News 8 on this developing story.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The United Christian Leadership Ministry of New York, Inc. (UCLM), is calling for AMR workers and RPD officers to be taken off the job for what happened back in November when a man was kicked out of an ambulance.

One week ago, Rochester Mayor Malik Evans came forward with a video of the man in need of medical attention being told to get out of the ambulance, and then left for two-minutes face-down on a Seneca Street sidewalk after collapsing, before receiving treatment. He died weeks later in the hospital.

“Was this the result of racism, you choose,” said Reverend Doctor Dwight Fowler, the current president of UCLM. The previous president, Rev. Dr. Lewis Stewart, died in October.

“One thing is for certain, that it was not accidental. It was intentional neglect,” Fowler said. “It was a prejudiced act. It was discriminatory behavior, it included preferential treatment, clearly the desires of the EMTs took precedence over the wounded man’s needs.”

UCLM says it has been in touch with Mayor Evans. RPD said in a statement Thursday that Chief Smith directed the Professional Standards Section to conduct an internal investigation and that the investigation is ongoing.

Both a spokesperson for RPD, and Rev. Dr. Fowler said that the officers and EMT workers were entitled to due process; though Fowler said the video speaks for itself.

News 8 has reached out to AMR, AMR’s workers’ union, the Locust Club, and has not heard back yet.

Check with News 8 on this developing story. Read More Local NewsRochesterFirst  

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