DENVER (CBS4) – A security guard at Denver Health Medical Center has been placed on leave after being accused of using a Taser on a man and beating him with a flashlight.
Michelle Martinez is the victim’s mother. She says her son, Nick Montez, was visiting his brother in the hospital. He was told by a security guard to wait next to the information desk.READ MORE: United Airlines Faces Lawsuit Brought On By Employee Over COVID Vaccine
Martinez arrived shortly after her son. She says when her son got up to greet her, guards tackled, used a Taser on him and beat him.
The guard who is on leave works for a private security firm.READ MORE: Rogel Aguilera-Mederos Trial: Jury Selection Continues For 2019 Deadly I-70 Semi Crash
The hospital says that company is planning to issue a statement.
Denver police are also investigating.
Statement From Denver Health And Hospital AuthorityMORE NEWS: Denver Police Search For Suspect Driver In Deadly Hit & Run That Killed Man In Wheelchair
We take this matter vey seriously and are currently investigating the events that occurred at our hospital early Saturday morning. We are told by HSS, the company we contract with to provide security, that the security guard in question has been placed on leave pending further investigation.