Officer Found Guilty of Assault On Elderly Man Asleep in Hospital
This Tuesday, San Francisco sheriff’s deputy Michael Lewelling was found guilty of both felony assault under the color of authority, and misdemeanor assault for an attack he made on a 59-year-old homeless man, Fernando Guanill, at San Francisco General Hospital.
In the early morning hours of November 3, 2014 Guanill fell asleep in the waiting room of SF General Hospital, while waiting to be seen by his doctor for a knee replacement surgery. That’s when SF sheriff’s deputy Michael Lewelling approached Guanill waking him up and demanding he leave the hospital. Guanill, trying to oblige the officer, attempted to get up and walk away, but before he could take a step Lewelling knocked away Guanills cane, threw him back into a chair and started to beat and choke him. Continue reading