Shane McKinney Wiki – Shane McKinney Biography
Shane McKinney is a Baton Rouge doctor who has been accused of assaulting a Black female Southern University student-athlete and using a racial epithet during the attack.
McKinney has a math and business background and he has been working as a licensed emergency paediatrician since 2018, according to his LinkedIn page.
He is 54 years old.
A LinkedIn page for McKinney shows that he attended Louisiana State University and obtained a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and a minor in mathematics.
The page shows that McKinney then attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he obtained a master of business administration in the management of technology.
The page noted that he went on to study medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received his doctorate there.
According to a cached version of the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Emergency Medicine, McKinney “went on to complete his pediatric residency as a physician at Children’s of Alabama Hospital.”
According to McKinney’s Linkedin page, his residency at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama took place from 2012-2015. His fellowship in emergency medicine took place in Arkansas Children’s Hospital from 2015 to June 2018.
McKinney has been working at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in pediatric emergency medicine since 2018. According to his National Provider Identifier (NPI) information, McKinney’s last certification date was on August 21, 2018.
Shane McKinney Arrested
According to a press release from the Baton Rouge Police, they are accusing Shane McKinney of being the suspect in an assault where “a female victim was punched in the chest and verbally assaulted while walking around the lakes near LSU.”
In a more colourful account, reporter Scottie Hunter from local news station WAFB tweeted that Baton Rouge police were searching for someone who “allegedly called the victim the N-word, punched and verbally assaulted a female athlete from Southern University while she jogging near the LSU lakes.”
McKinney booked at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a single count of the simple battery; however, he posted a $10,000 bail, according to the parish prison site.
McKinney’s Arrest Is Evidence of Racism
According to The Advocate, Scott Wester, the CEO of Our Lady of the Lake hospital system, sent an email to employees, which read, “Baton Rouge police have identified one of our employed physicians as the suspect in an alleged racially motivated attack that surfaced online and in the media Tuesday evening.”
Some on Twitter have posed questions about whether McKinney’s background as a paediatrician should be examined given what he has been accused of doing.