Maurice Dearden is an Emergency Medical Tech with McCormick ambulances and helping people in need is his job. On August 22nd Dearden was called to an emergency scene that required him to assist an autistic woman who was having a seizure. In an attempt to assist her he had to both place the woman in the back of the ambulance and restrain the woman for her own safety as seizures cause uncontrollable convulsions and spasms. At some point during this process the woman had somehow loosened one of the restraints and Dearden then attempted to fasten the restraints again to ensure she didn’t leap out of the vehicle.
Dearden’s Sergeant (A White Woman) Then Accused him of Sexually Assaulting his patient.
The police showed up the scene with weapons drawn and threatening to tase the pan. Dearden stated that as a result of the incident he lost his second job working as a crew member for the reality show “The Masked Singer” and has been emotionally scarred since the incident. Not Knowing which weapons were being pointed at him, he thought his life was in danger and had no clue as to why he was being surrounded.
I Feared for my Life.Maurice Dearden – EMT surrounded by LAPD
Upon review of the same Sergeant’s Body Cam footage it was made clear that Dearden had done nothing wrong and all charges against him were dropped and classified as a “Misunderstanding”. In spite of this misunderstanding, Dearden’s job with the Masked Singer was not reinstated and he was still both handcuffed and arrested on the day he was accused of being a sexual deviant while simply trying to assist a woman in need, as his job required.