Families Request Bronx DA Criminal Investigation in “Bronx Zoo” Disability Abuse Case
- May 11, 2016
Three families have formally requested that Darcel Clark, the District Attorney for Bronx County, open a formal criminal investigation into the abuse of disabled residents at Union Avenue IRA, a group home run by New York State.
The State has not revealed how many of these alleged abusers still work for the State or with the disabled.
Last week, the families filed a civil rights lawsuit in Manhattan federal court. According to New York State’s own Justice Center, staff gave disabled residents black eyes, punched them, pulled their hair, spit on them, shoved and punched them, kicked them, smashed their heads into walls, denied them food, and botched their medical care.
A copy of the demand for a criminal investigation to the District Attorney is here.