Foster Care Worker Jailed After Videotaped Beating

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Detroit police say they arrested a foster care worker after a TV station broadcast a video of her beating an adult care facility resident with an extension cord and a mop handle.

WJBK-TV broadcast the video Thursday night. It shows a worker at Strathmoor Manor assaulting the resident, 24-year-old Vera Gossett, who screams throughout the attack. The victim’s injuries aren’t life-threatening.

Sgt. Michael Woody told The Detroit News that police moved all residents to new homes after being alerted to the video.

Woody said officers arrested the 49-year-old foster care worker, who’s expected to face aggravated assault charges, after she was fired from the home. The Michigan Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing is investigating the incident.

Strathmoor Manor is a six-bed foster care facility for developmentally disabled and mentally impaired people.

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