Police officer Ruben McAusland slapps a suicidal man in a hospital. Two videos, made public in federal court in Newark, show a Paterson police officer brutally beating a patient at St. Joseph’s Regional Hospital.
In the video, a patient, lying in his hospital bed, tells the officer "do it," "do it" before Ruben McAusland slaps the man twice across the face, so hard that blood sprays onto the bed. Ruben McAusland was sentenced Wednesday to more than five years in prison for drug dealing and assaulting a hospital patient. McAusland was on duty and in uniform during the March 18, 2018 incident.
The patient, identified as Andrew Casciano, has filed a $4 million lawsuit against the city.Police officer Roger Then recorded video of the assault with his cell phone. Then has pleaded guilty in the hospital assault.