Video Shows Security Tackling Black Man They Allegedly Thought Was Stealing Cars

Kidney disease A daughter continues to fight for her father, who was beaten by security at a St. Louis hospital when they mistook him for a carjacker in the hospital parking garage, according to a lawsuit.

Huey Robinson, 52, left Barnes-Jewish Hospital in April 2021 after four days of preparing for a kidney transplant when the hospital called to say he had left his wallet behind.

Robinson, who suffered from stage 4 kidney failure, was “drugged” and left in a “debilitated state” during his hospital stay, reports St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

He was still wearing his hospital bracelet and had a parking ticket in his pocket after picking up his wallet from the hospital and walking back to his car, but then couldn’t find his vehicle, according to the newspaper.

He was wandering around the garage because he had actually parked in another garage, the paper said.

His lawsuit says security staff at Barnes-Jewish Hospital — including one employee “who was previously assigned to help” him find his car — “forcefully” grabbed him, grabbed him, would and they jumped on him.

″[Robinson] yelled that the guards were hurting him,” the lawsuit says. “At least one of the guards said, ‘Okay.’ The guards then forced Huey into a pair of handcuffs.

The lawsuit says guards detained him in a basement interrogation room, where they slammed his head against a wall and told him not to return to hospital property.

Robinson, who ultimately did not receive a transplant, died of his illness less than a year after the accident, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Chelsea Robinson is now representing her father, who in June 2021 filed a lawsuit accusing the hospital of assault, battery and false imprisonment.

In an interview with Newsweek, Chelsea Robinson said her father was “traumatized” by the guards, but still had to return to the hospital for more treatment.

“I’ve always known him as the tough cookie, you know, he’s the man of the house,” she said.

“Of course he’s going to press on and move forward,” despite the injury, she said. “But, you know, I’m his daughter… you know those things. You can tell when the person you care about the most is sad.”

She told Newsweek that her father’s race may have played a role in the guard’s actions. “He’s a black male looking for his vehicle.”

“I don’t want to point fingers, I just want justification that they put a hand on my father and nothing happened.” They got away with it.

the black star of atlanta, who shared videos of the interaction between security guards and Robinsonreported that the hospital tried to “suppress” the videos, citing patient privacy concerns.

A St. Louis County District Court judge approved an order blocking the release of the video, but later lifted it after Robinson’s attorney, Rick Voitas, argued that there were no “identifiable patients” in the video, the paper reported.

A hospital spokesman told Newsweek and the Post-Dispatch that it does not comment on current litigation.

HuffPost has reached out to Robinson and the hospital for further comment.