Two Florida assisted dwelling facility employees have been arrested after they allegedly whipped and tackled an aged man to the bottom over the weekend, in line with authorities.
The appalling assault was carried out Sunday by staffers Rosa Edwards, 23 and Aneisha Corridor, 19, after they noticed the person, who’s a resident on the facility, pushing an aged feminine resident down the corridor at Impressed Residing at Ivy Ridge Assisted Residing Facility, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s County Workplace alleged.
Edwards started to whip the person with a lanyard as she laughed earlier than a bodily confrontation ensued, authorities mentioned.
Edwards and Corridor then grabbed the person and compelled him to the bottom, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
As a result of the person was nonetheless holding onto the wheelchair with the lady on board, she additionally went down because the wheelchair fell sideways.
After the fracas, the 2 employees ran away because the aged residents laid on the ground.
The suspects later claimed to a coworker that the male resident battered the feminine resident, in line with authorities.
However the govt director of the power was not shopping for their story, and checked surveillance video earlier than contacting regulation enforcement Monday.
Edwards allegedly admitted to investigators she used extreme pressure through the incident and that each girls ought to have dealt with it otherwise, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
Edwards and Corridor have been every charged with two counts of battery of an individual 65-years age or older. They have been suspended from their jobs pending termination, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
Neither resident was injured, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.