Shock Footage Shows Veteran Attacked by VA Hospital Worker Who’s Still Employed

'He was Mike Tyson-ing me there,' says injured veteran Phillip Webb.

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Footage out of a Veterans Affairs clinic in Atlanta, Ga., shows the moment a staff member attacked a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran, leaving him with contusions and a brain bleed.

The incident happened in late April, and footage obtained via a FOIA request by WSB-TV shows the altercation between VA “patient advocate” Lawrence F. Gaillard Jr. and elderly veteran Phillip Webb at the VA Clinic at Fort McPherson.

According to reports, Webb, who was at the clinic to discuss a hernia surgery, was in a waiting room and knocked on a clinic door to inform them he need to use the restroom.

The footage shows Gaillard point his finger at Webb, who then pushes it aside and out of his face, prompting the two to start grappling.

Gaillard next overpowered Webb and began choking him, before throwing him to the floor. Gaillard is then seen stomping on Webb, following it up with another kick to his head.

“Webb was hospitalized for three days with a brain bleed,” WSB-TV reports.

Photos show the extent of Webb’s injuries:

“He was Mike Tyson-ing me there,” Webb later said in an interview with WSB-TV, adding he could not remember the full altercation. “I’m just stunned. I don’t know what to say.”

“I guess he got upset because I hit at his door,” Webb added.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports Gaillard was arrested following the altercation and was released on a $10,000 bond after the US Attorney’s Office dropped charges against him citing “jurisdictional issues” and transferred the case to the Fulton County District Attorney.

In a statement to WSB-TV, the VA said:

“We are horrified at the video of a V.A. employee assaulting a Veteran at the Atlanta VA Health Care System on April 28. This disturbing behavior is contrary to our core values of treating Veterans with the dignity and respect they deserve. We take this matter seriously and will cooperate fully with Fulton County law enforcement.”

Gaillard was reportedly fired on March 23, nearly a month after the incident, however, the VA confirmed on Monday to multiple news sources that Gaillard is currently still employed.

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