Current employee and family of veterans allege physical abuse, retaliation at Huntsville veterans home
By Chris Joseph
March 20, 2019
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Allegations of veterans mistreatment continue against the Floyd E. “Tut” Fann Veterans Home in Huntsville.
A current employee and family members of former veterans at the home are alleging physical abuse, mistreatment, chronic under-staffing, and a culture of fear at the facility.
The allegations come after WAFF 48 News published a report on Tut Fann where two former employees alleged mistreatment of the veterans staying there.
Years of state inspection documents supported some of the former employees claims, but the most recent reports clear the facility of any major deficiencies.
The facility serves roughly 150 veterans, some who are unable to speak for themselves.
The following account comes from Amanda Childress, the granddaughter of a former veteran who stayed at the facility. WAFF 48 News contacted Amanda after she commented pictures of her grandfather, Tommie Pierce, on a Facebook post of the original report.
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