August 5th, 2012
Questions surround handling of Taser assaults on disabled patients
Someone using a stun gun like a cattle prod assaulted a dozen severely disabled patients at the Sonoma Developmental Center last fall, inflicting painful thermal burns on their buttocks, arms, legs and backs.
The center’s in-house police force, the Office of Protective Services, had a suspect from the start: Archie Millora (pictured here at a firing range), a caregiver at the Sonoma center.
After the assaults were discovered, OPS made no arrest, deciding instead to handle it as an administrative matter. Also, detectives still had not interviewed Millora nine days after the revelations.
So what happened? Read reporter Ryan Gabrielson’s full investigation, a part of our ongoing Broken Shield series, here. 
This photo was posted Oct. 1, 2009, on Archie Millora’s Facebook page.

Questions surround handling of Taser assaults on disabled patients

Someone using a stun gun like a cattle prod assaulted a dozen severely disabled patients at the Sonoma Developmental Center last fall, inflicting painful thermal burns on their buttocks, arms, legs and backs.

The center’s in-house police force, the Office of Protective Services, had a suspect from the start: Archie Millora (pictured here at a firing range), a caregiver at the Sonoma center.

After the assaults were discovered, OPS made no arrest, deciding instead to handle it as an administrative matter. Also, detectives still had not interviewed Millora nine days after the revelations.

So what happened? Read reporter Ryan Gabrielson’s full investigation, a part of our ongoing Broken Shield series, here

This photo was posted Oct. 1, 2009, on Archie Millora’s Facebook page.

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