TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Recently-released videos show a male staffer dragging and slapping a boy into a room, then slapping him and pushing him against a wall in a since-shuttered migrant shelter in the US state of Arizona.
The child seems to retaliate, then the staffer leaves the room, the Hill reported.
The shelter, Hacienda Del Sol, was shut down in late October. The Arizona Republic said it obtained the videos from the state Department of Health Services under public records law.
Southwest Key, the parent company of the shelter, had reported the incidents from mid-September to state authorities and federal officials, according to the Republic, but declined to comment to the newspaper at the time.
The videos involve three children and numerous staffers. It is unclear if the incidents shown in the footage contributed directly to the shelter being closed following negotiations with state health officials.
In one of the videos, a female staffer drags a child through a room when the child refuses to move.