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 officers union says an inmate punched the officer, and then three other gang members started kicking him after he fell to the ground.
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.
A violent gang of six inmates left a city correction officer with a fractured spine after a premeditated beatdown on Rikers Island.
Family members of a correction officer whose spine was fractured by inmates said they warned him against taking a job at Rikers.