By Barrier Free Japan with extracts translated from the Kobe Shimbun
26 September 2020
KOBE– The male employee dismissed from a facility for people with disabilities in Nishinomiya City assaulted a total of ten residents of the facility, the Kobe Shimbun reports.
According to the Municipal Corporate Guidance Division and facilities, on July 11, the male employee reported that he had “turned over and hit himself” about a bruise on the right eye of a male resident in his 50s. When the facility checked the camera in the room, it was seen that a male employee slammed his sleeping resident on the floor in the early morning of July 11th.
Examining the images left on the camera for about a month, we found that nine other residents in their 20s and 50s were repeatedly abused by holding their mouths, hitting their limbs and back, and kicking them.
The city received a report from the facility on July 20, and conducted an on-site investigation in August. Further investigations are made conducted.