WILMINGTON, Del. — A man is suing after a videotaped incident in which he was beaten and kicked while restrained at a Delaware hospital.

The News Journal reports that Terrance Carter claims in the complaint filed in Delaware Superior Court that the four private security officers at Wilmington Hospital assaulted, neglected and intentionally inflicted emotional distress in February. In the suit against Christiana Care Health System, the hospital’s parent organization, Carter alleges that guards used excessive force, violating state and federal laws.

The newspaper obtained video that shows a man handcuffed to a wall being struck while four guards try to restrain him on a bench.

System spokeswoman Karen Browne says the hospital took swift action in firing the guards and is hiring new leadership.

Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.