Video of Woman Dragging Child by Hair at Hospital Prompts ‘Possible Child Abuse’ Investigation: Police

Recorded footage showed a woman dragging a 5-year-old boy by his hair as the child cries

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Aurora police are investigating a “possible child abuse case” after video showing a woman dragging a child by his hair at a suburban emergency room was posted to social media Monday.

The incident took place around 4:40 p.m. Monday at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, authorities said.

Recorded footage showed a woman dragging a 5-year-old boy by his hair as the child cries.

“We have identified all parties involved in the video which was posted to social media but has since been removed,” the Aurora Police Department wrote on Facebook.

No charges had been filed as of Tuesday afternoon, but the two children in the video, ages 2 and 5, are now staying with a relative, police said.

"Rush Copley Medical Center staff immediately contacted the Aurora Police Department in response to the incident that occurred in our Emergency Department waiting room on Monday afternoon," the hospital said in a statement. "The investigation is ongoing with the Aurora Police Department."

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