A patient became violent in his home, police were called and paramedics a scuffle began the police began taking control of the situation. I unfortunately was caught in the middle while caring for the patient. The officer accused me of touching him on the arm during the scuffle with the patient. The office gave me a good lecture but did not charge me. Should I be worring?
Mistakes happen and people bump into each other all of the time, but unless you do it intentionally it's not a crime, even if it's a police officer. Also, if the officer wanted to charge you, he would have done it then instead of lecturing you. It doesn't seem that you have anything to worry about.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, so if you're in another state, I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
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