HARTFORD - Arrest warrants for nine employees at Whiting Forensic Division of the Connecticut Valley Hospital allege a repeated pattern of abuse against a patient last week.
State Rep. Heather Somers held a news conference Tuesday afternoon on the alleged abuses that took place at the state-funded psychiatric facility after a letter from the Public Health Committee, co-chaired by Somers, was sent to the Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
The patient at the center of the abuse is a 62-year-old man who’s treatment orders called for a two-on-one staff to patient ration and 24-hour a day supervision. There was video camera located in his room for patient monitoring.
Time line of abuse from arrest warrants:
Nine staff members were arrested in early September following a state police investigation into the matter.
Excerpts from warrants