On September 1-2009 Anna Marie Hartwick - a young woman who suffers the effects of bipolar - post traumatic stress and personality disorders was taken to OHSU by ambulance after experiencing severe pain due to an infection caused by her medications.
Upon arriving at the OHSU emergency facility - waiting for a long time to receive medical attention and being without her medication for three hours - she became irate and attempted to leave the emergency room with four security guards following her.
Ms. Hartwick was tackled and thrown to the ground. Two officers admitted in an incident report they witnessed another unnamed (protected) security guard deliver "focus blows to Hartwick." The officer in question admitted to the assault which happened while the victim was handcuffed and on the ground outside the ER room and again while inside an OHSU vehicle.
According to Hartwick she was punched on both sides of her mouth and on the left side of her cheek - leaving her with a black eye.
Gary Granger - head of OHSU security - admitted to a local investigative reporter "Use-of-force training generally does not rely heavily on officers using blows to control people. It is not a controlling technique."
Hatwick said she admits to spitting and kicking at an officer but she was merely defending herself from the punches while she was handcuffed.
These are the same thugs who are seeking changes in the current law which would allow them to carry guns along with the Tasers they already have in their possession. What would the end result have been if this OHSU goon had been armed with a loaded gun?
When are the citizens and politicians going to stand up to OHSU and say "ENOUGH!"
OHSU already has a reputation for harassing - intimidating - keeping secret files - following and barring Animal Rights Activists from their property (which we as tax payers support). Now they resort to attacking their own patients.
WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?