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