Queens woman charged with assault in Woodmere


A Queens woman was charged with assault after a man’s legal guardian questioned the Esplanade of Woodmere about his care at the adult home at 130 Irving Place in Woodmere.

The man, 71, suffers from cognitive disorder and was found to have bruises on May 3, police said. The facility, according to police, told the legal guardian that the man fell out of bed multiple times.

The legal guardian placed a camera in the man’s room. Camera footage showed a woman hitting the man several times with closed fist in the face and on his lower body, police said. The woman also shook the man multiple times.

Bruising was seen on the man’s face that was not there the last the legal guardian, a woman, visited.

Nassau County police were informed and arrested Lisa Napier of 225th Street, Laurelton, Queens on May 7.

Napier is charged with assault, endangering the welfare of incompetent/physically disabled person and endanger vulnerable elderly/incompetent person.

A temporary order of protection was issued. She pleaded not guilty and was released with no bail. Her next court date is May 17. The Legal Aid Society of Nassau County is representing Napier.

Police ask that anyone who thinks that they might have been a victim of a similar incident to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 244-8477 or 911. All calls are confidential.