Pineville man accused of breaking a patient’s arm

Ben Bayone, 18, 116 Beacon Hill, Pineville, was arrested Monday, Dec. 21, on a charge of cruelty to the infirmed after he allegedly pushed a 25-year-old Westside Rehabilitation patient down on top of a table causing the man’s arm to break, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

The facility’s administrator notified police Bayone violated policy by using excessive force on the patient. The incident allegedly occurred about 6:10 a.m. The patient was treated at St. Francis Cabrini Hospital.

A video in the facility allegedly shows Bayone pushing the patient down on top of a table with his arm twisted behind his back. The video also allegedly shows Bayone “putting his weight on (the patient’s ) arm breaking it.”

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