Police: Queens woman punched 71-year-old man at Esplanade of Woodmere

Police say a 71-year-old man who suffers from a cognitive disorder was found bruised last week at Esplanade of Woodmere.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2024, 3:35 PM

Updated 10 days ago

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A Queens woman is accused of beating a 71-year-old patient at a rehab center on Long Island.
Police say the man, who suffers from a cognitive disorder, was found bruised last week at Esplanade of Woodmere.
Police say his guardian was told he fell out of bed. The guardian then put a camera in his room.
Lisa Napier was found punching the man in the face and shaking him multiple times, according to police.
Napier was charged with assault and endangering the welfare of an incompetent disabled person.
Esplanade of Woodmere released a statement, saying, "Yesterday, we were informed of a deeply concerning allegation involving the abuse of a resident within our community. At Esplanade of Woodmere, we maintain a strict zero-tolerance policy for any form of abuse. We responded immediately by dismissing the staff member; and alerting local law enforcement and the Department of Social Services to ensure a thorough and swift investigation. The safety and well-being of our residents are our utmost priority, and we are committed to transparency and accountability."
Police are asking anyone else who thinks they may have been a victim to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Police originally incorrectly identified the location of the incident. This information has been corrected to Esplanade of Woodmere.


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