For example, I had an extremely drunk white chick break out of the heavy duty restraints, run out of the department into the snow (FYI: chasing a patient through snow and ice in Danskos with bootie covers... not fun!), and and then hit me, the police and other staff with fists, bags and everything she had to get away. All the while she was threatening to "give you all hepatitis!" I finally got pissed.... being drunk is not an excuse. I decided to press charges. She was charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
I have never pressed charges on a patient before. To be honest, its a scary thing. The cop will go to court with me, of course. The University police back me 100% and it doesn't hurt that this chick has a laundry list of a criminal history. I hope she gets jail time.