Man with dementia beaten at a Milwaukee care center, family says


(CNN) — A Milwaukee family said workers at an assisted living facility beat their father who has dementia.

The family says they were notified of the abuse when a caregiver shared videos.

Photos shared by Willie Hampton’s family show what they call their worst nightmare.

Jasmine Hampton said workers at Heavenly Hands Park Jabez Living Center beat her father multiple times.

“My dad is 67 with dementia. And we trusted them to care for him,” Hampton said. “And he is not able to speak for himself and that’s why we’re here today.”

The family says Hampton suffered head trauma including two black eyes and four broken ribs at the facility on North 48th Street near Locust.

Hampton has been in the hospital since November 11th.

“We’re trying to figure out why haven’t the persons who assaulted him been charged,” said Hampton’s son Jermaine Smith. “We want to know why the state hasn’t been out here to have some conversation with this facility.”

The family shared Milwaukee Police records showing officers responded to the care facility’s address on November 11th for a battery complaint just before midnight.

Online state records show the facility passed inspection last year.

The original Black Panthers of Milwaukee staged a brief protest at the care facility Thursday.

Seeing these photos the Black Panthers joined in the call for accountability.


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