- Associated Press - Thursday, December 21, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - Four additional workers have been suspended amid new allegations of patient abuse at Connecticut’s only maximum-security psychiatric hospital.

Officials tell the Hartford Courant the suspensions were the result of misconduct that was captured on videotape and is being investigated by agency police.

Officials say the most recent suspensions are separate from allegations that led to criminal charges against 10 workers at the Whiting psychiatric hospital in Middletown. Those workers are accused of abusing a patient by kicking the man and throwing food at him.

About three dozen other workers have been suspended in connection with the earlier probe.

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon says abuse will not be tolerated at the facility and staff members will be held accountable for their actions.



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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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