Disturbing video shows the moments a Veterans Affairs employee pushed an elderly Vietnam veteran into a door and body-slammed him to the ground.
Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Justin Gray first reported on the attack in May. Phillip Webb, 73, said he was attacked at the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic at Fort McPherson in Atlanta on April 28.
Gray had to file a Freedom of Information Act request and wait more than a month and a half to get the surveillance video, which shows a VA patient advocate viciously hit and kick Webb.
VA employee Lawrence F. Gaillard Jr. was arrested and charged with a brutal beating.
On Monday, Gray showed Webb the video of the moment he was assaulted.
Webb said he doesn’t remember much about the attack.
In the video, the two men appear to have a brief argument and Gaillard puts his finger up to Webb’s face. When Webb tries to push it away, Gaillard charges, shoving him against the wall, choking him with both hands around his neck, then body-slamming the elderly veteran to the ground, where he stomps on his head. He then kicks Webb in the head a second time.