ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department was contacted on September 7 by management of Pruitt Health-Palmyra Nursing Home about a potential case of abuse of a patient, which was recorded by an employee’s cellphone.
A warrant for aggravated assault on a person 65 or older has been issued against Angela Marie Robinson, 41, APD said. She has since been booked, and posted a bond at the Dougherty County jail.
The person who reported the incident said that it happened on August 28, and because of staffing schedules, it wasn’t shown to a manager until later.
The APD report shows that the administrator called police to report that a cell phone video showed a caregiver slapping, shoving her knee into the stomach and choking an elderly dementia patient who soiled himself.
Chris King, an administrator at Pruitt Health-Palmyra, said in a statement the nursing home is aware of the allegations and is cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.