Chiropractor accused of giving worker electric shocks to ‘teach her a lesson’, police say

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STRATFORD, Conn. — A doctor is now facing assault charges after police said he allegedly gave one of his employees electric shocks to teach her a lesson.

WSFB reports that the incident happened in July at the Neuro-Spinal Center in Stratford, according to a police report.

The employee claimed that Dr. William DeAngelo had her lie down on a table, hooked her up to an electronic machine and intentionally shocked her. DeAngelo then continued to turn up the intensity of the shock unit until the employee was uncomfortable and started crying.

She also added that DeAngelo claimed that patients complained about her work and he had to teach her a lesson. The lesson was allegedly for her to feel the discomforts that she reportedly caused her patients.

DeAngelo referred to the incident as a “re-education” in the police report.

Eyewitness News visited the clinic, but DeAngelo was not around for comment.

The doctor was released on a promise to appear in court next week.

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