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.
Family members of a correction officer whose spine was fractured by inmates said they warned him against taking a job at Rikers.
The city’s jail oversight board cancelled a meeting after a correction officer’s spine was fractured in a stunning attack by five inmates.
The correction officer, 39-year-old Jean Souffrant, remains in the ICU with a fractured spine and bleeding on his brain.
A city jail officer was kicked and punched in the face by four alleged gang members during a bloody brawl on Rikers Island.