White WWII veteran calls for help and dies as black nurses laugh, video shows
A hidden video from 2014 showed nurses laughing as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died while in their care.
The family of James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., hid a camera in the late veteran’s room in the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center which captured the night he died.
The video showed the decorated WWII veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he could not breathe. It also showed the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they tried to start an oxygen machine.
Dempsey’s family sued the nursing home in 2014 following the veteran’s death. Dempsey’s family declined to comment on the video, citing a settlement with the nursing home, WXIA-TV reported.
The nursing home’s attorneys attempted to stop media news outlet WXIA-TV from getting the video but a DeKalb County Judge ruled to unseal the footage.