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Video: Okla. Cops Fired for Restraining Hospital Patient

March 21, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Okla. Cops Restrain Hospital Patient

Surveillance video showing Bartlesville (Okla.) Police officers restraining a hospital patient has led to the firing of two officers involved in the incident, reports News On 6.

The officers responded on Sept. 18 to Jane Phillips Medical Center to a report of a combative patient who was possibly suicidal.

The video, which is 45 minutes in the full-length version, shows three officers using force on the man. Officers Stacy Neafus and Sonya Worthington later lost their jobs.

In the video, Officer Worthington is shown twisting the subject's head. Officer Neafus is seen pushing the man's head under a table. Officers Carey Duniphin and Josh Patzkowski were also present. The man is seen several times lashing out at the officers.

Neafus and Worthington were charged with assault and battery Dec. 1, reports Bartlesville Radio.

The two fired officers are among eight current and former Bartlesville officers who filed a class action lawsuit against the city, claiming illegal and improper employment practices.

Tags: Restraint Techniques, Bartlesville (Okla.) PD, Gaining Compliance, Suicidal Subjects


Comments (3)

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Chris Ming @ 3/22/2012 5:27 PM

Looks like a clear cut case of retaliation on those Officers by the Adminstration of that Department Huh? Funny how the other Officers involved (who apparently are not part of the lawsuit) don't appear to have been disciplined or charged in any way.

Mike @ 3/23/2012 7:30 AM

OUt-of-control Police and City Administrators who make calls on cops when their fat asses have never been in a fight before.

Chuck McKenzie @ 3/23/2012 3:19 PM

Having suffered under two chiefs of this ilk, who were scared of their own shadows and didn't have the balls to take actiond without a bevy of low-ranking officers to protect their sorry asses, I see exactlty what happened. Bowing to political correctness from liberals who hate cops, the officers were persecuted. Having many times dealt with "10-96" subjects, I know what they can do and how they can injure officers. Fortunately I am now retired.

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