Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 01:35 PM EDT
A Bellevue Hospital employee was indicted Wednesday on multiple charges that he assaulted a special needs patient, according to investigators.
Officials said 37-year old Dwain Rodrigues choked a patient under his care at the Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward on two separate occasions.
The patient suffered a fractured nose and eye socket, as well as lacerations, according to officials.
Rodrigues was charged with endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person and assault