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Howard U Police Officers Fired in Wheelchair ‘Dump' Incident

Supervisor who ordered patient removed from hospital also fired

Howard University officials fired two campus police officers and their supervisor after video showed officers dumping a woman from a wheelchair outside the university's hospital.

A male and a female officer were terminated, Metropolitan Campus Police Officers Union President Gabriel Adegoke said. A male supervisor, who ordered the patient be removed from the hospital, was also fired.

The Washington Post reported the incident occurred last month. In the video, a male officer appears to be pushing a barefoot woman in the chair. Her legs are flung in the air when the officer stops abruptly, and she tumbles out of the chair. A second male officer and a female officer watch as the woman hits the ground.

The second male officer was not terminated, Adegoke said.

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