DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities say two paramedics who work for the city of Detroit are due in court after being accused of the unthinkable — beating a man who was being transported to the hospital.

Byron Beales, 37, and Brian Bachynski, 25, were both arraigned Thursday on misdemeanor charges of aggravated assault.

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The charges stem from an incident that occurred the morning of August 30. According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Beales and Bachynski assaulted a man who was being transported from his home in the 21000 block of Karl Street because he was having a seizure.

The man’s children told authorities that they saw Bachynski punch their father once and that Beales slapped their father one time. The man was observed to have a red eye and a bruised face when he arrived at a local hospital for treatment, according to the prosecutor’s office.

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Beales and Bachynski received personal bonds during their arraignment. Both are due back in court for a pre-trial conference on January 5.


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