Disturbing video shows Atlanta VA employees attacking veteran seniors in Vietnam


The disturbing video shows the moment when an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs pushed an elderly Vietnamese veteran into the door and slammed him on the ground.

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Channel 2 Investigative Journalist Justing Ray The May attack was first reported. Philip Webb, 73, said he was attacked at the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Fort McPherson, Atlanta, on April 28.

Gray had to file a request for the Information Disclosure Act and wait at least a month and a half to get the surveillance video. This video shows a Veterans Department patient hitting and kicking Webb hard.

On Monday, Gray showed Webb a video of the moment he was assaulted.

Webb said he didn’t remember much about the attack.

In the video, the two men appear to have a brief discussion, and Gaillard puts his finger on Webb’s face. As Webb tried to push it away, Gailard rushed, pressed against the wall, choked his neck with his hands, slammed an elderly veteran on the ground, and stomped on his head. Then he kicks Webb’s head again.

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Lawrence F. Gaillard Jr., an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, was arrested and charged with a brutal beating.

Webb said he knocked on the door of the waiting room and informed Gayrard that he was going to the bathroom. He was waiting to discuss the schedule for hernia surgery.

“I think he was upset because I hit his door,” Webb said.

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Webb was hospitalized for 3 days with cerebral hemorrhage.

“He was Mike Tyson, who helped me there,” Webb said. “I was just stunned. I don’t know what to say.”

The latest information provided by Atlanta VA about Gairard is that despite his arrest, he is still employed in the hospital.

“It’s dangerous for them to take him to work,” Webb said.

The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a statement stating:

“We are frightened by the video of a Veterans Affairs employee attacking a Veterans on the Atlanta VA Healthcare System on April 28. This disturbing behavior deserves dignity and respect for Veterans. It goes against our core value of treating it as. We take this issue seriously and cooperate fully with the law enforcement agencies in Fulton County. “

Gaillard persisted in the initial accusation filed in federal court. For the past few days, a US law firm has withdrawn its charges due to jurisdiction issues and handed them over to Fanny Willis, the district attorney for Fulton County, who is currently leading the investigation.

In Channel 2 Action News at 4pm, we’ll show you a video from an attacked man.