Son of NHL team’s interim general manager is charged for pushing disabled woman’s wheelchair down steps

The son of the Philadelphia Flyers’ interim general manager Danny Briere has been charged after he was caught on security video pushing a disabled woman’s wheelchair down the steps of a bar in Erie, Pennsylvania, CBS News reported.

Carson Briere, who is a hockey player at Mercryhurst University, was charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and related offenses. Patrick Carrozzi was also charged in relation to the same incident.

A video posted to Twitter showed Briere and two others at the top of a flight of stairs at the bar. Briere can be seen sitting in the wheelchair and then pushing it down the stairs after the woman was taken by security downstairs to use the bathroom.

The head of security at the bar carried the woman back up the stairs and put her back in the wheelchair after the incident. After security reviewed the footage, Briere and a friend were kicked out of the bar.

In a statement, Danny Briere said he was “shocked to see Carson’s actions in the video that was shared on social media yesterday.”

“They are inexcusable and run completely counter to our family’s values on treating people with respect. Carson is very sorry and accepts full responsibility for his behavior,” the statement added.

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