ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO ANNOUNCES ARRESTS AND CONVICTION OF FOUR WESTERN NEW YORK NURSING HOME EMPLOYEES FOR ABUSING PATIENTS

BUFFALO, N.Y (December 8, 2008) – Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the arrests of three Western New York nursing home employees and the conviction of a fourth for abusing elderly and ill patients.

According to court records, the acts of abuse include physically attacking and using racial slurs against an 86-year-old Alzheimer’s patient, slapping a 100-year-old patient in the face, and tying an elderly patient with dementia to a chair for two consecutive nights. The arrests and conviction stem from Attorney General Cuomo’s statewide investigations into abuse and neglect in institutional care settings. More...

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