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Ex-Paterson police officer viciously attacked suicidal man in two videos

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Former police officer Ruben McAusland, who was sentenced to more than five years in prison on Wednesday afternoon, is seen assaulting a suicidal man in two videos.

McAusland punches the victim, Andrew Casciano, in the waiting area of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in front of a number of people, in one video. In another video, McAusland is seen twice striking the victim across the face.

Both videos, posted below, were shown at McAusland’s sentencing.

McAusland punches the victim in the hospital’s waiting area:

McAusland twice punches the victim in the patient room:

The incident happened on March 5, 2018. A suicidal man called 911 and was taken by an ambulance to St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Two officers, McAusland and Roger Then, responded to the victim’s home and followed the fire department ambulance to the hospital to monitor him.

A pair of videos captured at the hospital that night showed the victim in a wheelchair. In the first video, the victim throws an object down the hallway. Angry at the victim’s conduct, McAusland pushes the wheelchair with his hands and punches the victim in the face.

As the victim fell towards the ground, Then grabbed him by the back of the neck and pushed him to the ground.

Then reached for his handcuffs, but McAusland told him not to handcuff the victim.

“I got this,” McAusland tells Then.

In the second video, captured by Then using his cellphone, the victim is on his back in a hospital bed.

“Right here? See my cheek?” the victim tells the officers, taunting them.

“You have the right guy today,” responds McAusland. Then turns the cellphone towards himself and smiles.

Then then turned the camera towards the victim and McAusland.

“Ha, ha, bitch,” the victim is heard saying.

“I’m a what?” asks McAusland.

“Do it,” the victim says.

McAusland puts on a pair of gloves and violently strikes the victim twice across the face, according to charging documents.

“I ain’t f–king playing with you,” McAusland says standing over the victim.

The victim covered his face with his hands and fell silent.

“Calm your ass down,” McAusland is heard saying.

Both officers submitted false police reports that did not include their attacks on the victim. Then is expected to be sentenced next week.

McAusland apologized to the victim, who continues to suffer from the incident. Casciano suffered multiple injuries to the face, including an eye injury, and required surgery.

The judge ordered McAusland to pay $32,892 in restitution to Casciano for the latter’s medical expenses.

Email: jay@patersontimes.com

  • Andy Gotti Glez

    THIS GUY, LIKE THOUSAND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE COMPLETELY DAMAGE WITH A LOT OF MENTAL ISSUES AND PERSONALITY DISORDERS….FOR THIS SAME REASON IS THAT EVERY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT FROM EVERY CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL SHOULD ENFORCE A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION, AT LEAST EVERY SIX (6) MONTHS TO EVERY SINGLE AGENT AND OFFICER JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY STILL FIT FOR THEIR DUTIES WITH DEALING WITH PEOPLE….WITH THE MONEY THEY ARE SAVING BY NOT DOING THIS THOSE DEPARTMENTS END UP PAYING A LOT MORE WHEN THOSE LAWSUITS COME THRU….

    • bigron

      You are committing a crime with all this shouting. I'm going to have to call police to complain about loud noise.

    • GOTcommonSENSE

      Look at all the “Good cops” standing by watching

  • Ray Gordon

    Hospitals, shelters, even bus and train stations now are all places that anyone can wind up, so police often treat the downtrodden there like garbage. "The system" usually inflicts the damage but this time it was officers who weren't trained to show restraint in a situation where it was obviously warranted. I hope that good cops get sick of negative PR like this and help to clean house by not remaining silent.

  • John

    Why is it this only happens in Democrat Liberal ran cities? Perhaps hiring practice? Ever see Police in Paterson? Of course not all but alot of them are a shame in Paterson.

    • Dan

      Wrong. It happens anywhere there are cops. It's what they do.

    • Michael Mcnamee

      What an idiotic thing to say ! Move along troll !

  • Murdoch_Goldbum

    The incestuous Justice system with the DA, Judge and the Cop buddy system needs a complete
    change from top to bottom, the prosecutor should be from a different area, county to avoid the
    obvious conflict of interest as Cops are in an out of the courts daily creating a co operative
    environment which is good but not when the same public servant does criminal acts like these.
    Also the penalty for looking the other way or not letting IA, commanding officer know about criminal
    behavior by Cops needs stricter penalties other wise just keep paying out millions in damages
    and let this police criminality continue.

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