10 Fired After Hidden Camera Catches Abuse At New Hope Home
NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) - New Hope authorities are considering criminal charges against two former nursing home employees after family members set up hidden "granny cams" to record physical abuse.
Report say that two Saint Therese nursing assistants were arrested June 23 after they were filmed allegedly abusing residents.
In a statement provided to the AP, Saint Therese says these two employees were fired. In addition, eight other nursing assistants were fired for allegedly failing to report abuse or using cellphones in resident rooms.
Family members installed hidden cameras after they saw bruises on their loved ones.
City attorney Steven Sondrall says he saw inappropriate conduct on the video. He awaits results of a state Department of Health investigation before filing charges.
Saint Therese says it's cooperating with authorities.