Three now former employees of Lubbock's State Supported Living Center face felony charges of injuring a disabled person.
Warrants for 22 year olds Lamar Perkins and Shamodrick Atkins note a September 23rd incident involving a resident with severe mental retardation, that was captured on an in-house camera.
Investigators report the video shows the pair pushing, tilting, and lifting a couch, causing the resident sitting there to fall. Nurses report the resident had a bruised arm.
State agency records show when the incident was reported, the workers were immediately removed from direct contact with residents.
Perkins was later resigned and Adkins was dismissed.
A warrant for another former State Supported Living Center worker, 20 year old Teandra McDaniel, alleges she dragged a resident under her care, on September 13th.
State agency records show McDaniel was immediately removed from direct contact with residents once the allegation was reported. She was later dismissed.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Posted by BA Haller at 4:12 PM