Howard University officials have fired two campus police officers and their supervisor involved with dumping a female patient from a wheelchair and leaving her lying on the ground at a bus stop near the university hospital.Two of the officers, a male and female, were terminated; a third, a male supervisor who ordered that the woman be taken from the hospital, also was fired, according to Gabriel Adegoke, president of the Metropolitan Campus Police Officers Union, which represents the officers.
The incident, which occurred last month and was captured on video, appears to show a male officer pushing the barefoot woman in the chair along Georgia Avenue. The woman’s legs are flung in the air when the officer stops abruptly and she tumbles out of the chair. A second male officer and a female officer watched as the woman hits the ground. The female officer throws up her gloved hand and tells the male officers to “leave her there.”
The second male officer was not terminated, Adegoke said.