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Assault case dismissed against Detroit EMS technician

Byron Beales was accused of hitting man he was transporting to hospital

Byron Beales and Brian Bachynski
Byron Beales and Brian Bachynski

DETROIT – An assault case against a Detroit EMS technician has been dismissed. 

Byron Beales was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly beating a patient in August who was having a seizure. 

His case was dismissed without prejudice on Wednesday. 

The patient, Romaine Robinson, told Local 4 he has a history of seizures and is usually driven to the hospital by his fiancee. They called 911 because Robinson said it felt like his seizure was going to be "big one."

But when Robinson was in the ambulance outside his home, Robinson's fiancée’s 12-year-old daughter, Ja-Nae Robinson, said she saw the assault.

"The big one came out and started yelling, 'Does he have AIDS? Does he have herpes?' Because I guess my daddy scratched him,” Ja-Nae Robinson said.

Once the ambulance left, Robinson was taken to Botsford Hospital. The police report indicates that the nurse treating Robinson agreed with his fiancée that the injuries to his eye and bruises on his face were not consistent with that of a seizure. Robinson and his fiancée then filed the police report.

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EMS technician Brian Bachynski was also charged, and is slated to have a pre-trial hearing on May 9.