Family members of a correction officer whose spine was fractured by inmates said they warned him against taking a job at Rikers.
A violent gang of six inmates left a city correction officer with a fractured spine after a premeditated beatdown on Rikers Island.
A New York jury has found five corrections officers guilty of assaulting an inmate in 2012 at the Rikers Island jail complex. The beating left Jahmal Lightfoot with fractured eye sockets.
The correction officers union says an inmate punched the officer, and then three other gang members started kicking him after he fell to the ground.
Five correction officers at New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex were convicted on Tuesday in the 2012 beating of an inmate that left him with fractured eye sockets and a broken nose, city officials said. A jury in s...