A psychiatrist in Memphis is accused of striking at least 10 patients with whips and/or riding crops.
Dr. Valerie Augustus is with Christian Psychiatrist Services.
A report from the Tennessee Department of Health alleges that she used a riding crop on a patient in 2015.
Investigators added that Augustus also made contact with other mental health patients with a riding crop, whip or other object and ‘compared her patients to mules.’
The board has suspended her medical license for no less than 60 days.