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POLICE YOURSELF, COPPER

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In the second such incident noted here in four months, an overenthusiastic police officer handcuffed and detained a firefighter working a 911 call, ostensibly because the firefighter refused to stop and move his fire truck to the officer's satisfaction. Like the earlier California incident, Louisiana's state law makes it illegal for anyone to interfere with a firefighter on an emergency call, and the officer from the New Roads Police Department, in principle, faces a stiff fine and possible jail sentence.

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