ED Patient Arrested for Assault on Staff Member

From The Hour:

According to the warrant affidavit, Branton suddenly became violent while a certified nursing assistant was assisting him in using a bedpan.

Branton allegedly punched the CNA in the face, knocking her backwards. He then allegedly grabbed a blood pressure monitor and smacked her in the face with it.

The CNA cried out for help and medical staff and hospital security restrained Branton until he could be medically sedated, police said.

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