Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Firefighter In Video Controversy Identified

clip_image001After receiving a report from Atlanta attorney Christopher Balch, the Spalding County Commissioners have identified the firefighter that distributed a video of an accident victim’s body as Terrance Reid.

Reid is on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation into the distribution of a graphic video made on his personal cell phone of the body of 23 year old Dayna Kempson-Schacht on July 17, 2010. Dayna is the daughter of Pike County residents Jeffrey and Lucretia Kempson.

According to investigators, the video was allegedly shown to patrons at Buffalo’s Southwest Cafe in Griffin where the victim was recognized and the family was notified.

Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard has determined that there are no laws pertaining to the filming of an accident victim at the scene by emergency personnel. The only recourse against Reid available to the family is through a civil action.

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