A follower sent us a message and photos about seeing two Metropolitan Emergency Medical Service ("MEMS") workers stealing time by fishing on the clock on Shackleford Road.
It didn't take long for folks identify the pair and send messages about seeing them at other locations in west Little Rock.
One of the time bandits was identified as MEMS Captain Courtney Hagar.
We featured Hagar in a video last year when she responded to accident in which a LRPD cop ran over a man at 12th and Peyton. Hagar made unprofessional remarks to the injured man. Here's a clip from that video:
Another follower sent us a link to a page that Hager and her on-the-job fishing co-worker buddy Nick Crews document their and other MEMS employees stealing time fishing activities.
A social media page that appears to violate MEMS social media policy and other MEMS policies.
MEMS social media policy prohibits this activity.
We wonder if their on-duty fishing and social media posting about their exploits impacts their ability to quickly respond to an emergency?
We cover a lot of incidents and have noticed that it does take a long time for MEMS to respond.
Some long response times are due to MEMS workers being afraid to go to certain areas or places unless a LRPD cop in there before they show up.
The time stealing pair also violated MEMS policy when they posted a photograph from an incident to which they responded.
It doesn't matter if they had permission from the individual as they claim, MEMS policy strictly forbids posts like that.
Apparently not following the rules is something Hagar does on and off work.
A medical provider sued Hagar for an unpaid bill and won a default judgment against her.
We have filed a compliant with MEMS and have sent a FOI request for additional records.