A child care worker faces a criminal charge accusing her of dragging a disabled teenager across the floor and injuring her at a family services facility on Long Island, police said Saturday.
Reneisha Goodridge, 27, engaged in an argument with a 17-year-old girl on May 15 at SCO Family of Services in Sea Cliff, Nassau County police said. She pushed the teen, then grabbed her arm and dragged her across the floor, investigators said.
The teen suffered a bruised eye, swollen lip and scratches on her neck.
After the SCO conducted an internal review of the incident, the facility notified police.
Goodridge, a Huntington resident, subsequently was charged Friday with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person.
She pleaded not guilty to the charge at her arraignment Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead. She was released on bail.