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Former Paterson, New Jersey, police officer Ruben McAusland has been sentenced to five years in prison for drug dealing and assaulting a hospital patient. Video shot by the cop's partner showed McAusland striking a man in a hospital bed hard enough that blood sprayed onto the bed. A second video shot by a security camera showed McAusland and his partner attacking the man as he sat in a wheelchair in a waiting area of the hospital earlier.