Rikers Island Inmates Leaves Corrections Officer Bloodied And Bruised
Last month, a Rikers Island inmate Jessy Blount beat the brakes off of a corrections officer Elizabeth Sturdivant and left her with two black eyes and a mess of bruises a la Rihanna according to NYDailyNews
A Rikers Island inmate severely beat a jail captain last month, leaving her bruised and with two black eyes.
Ironically, the beating began when Sturdivant was giving Blount a citation for beating up
The criminal complaint filed against the Blount quoted him as a saying “I’m going to forget you are a female and knock you out,”
Says Sturdivant’s rep:
“Again we have somebody beaten by an inmate and our hands are tied,” said Patrick Ferraioulo, president of the Correction Captains Association, which represents Sturdivant. “It’s only going to get worse. People are afraid to defend themselves.”
The Correction Department has changed its use of force policy following multiple high-profile cases of inmate abuse. The new rules require officers to first use pepper spray and avoid hitting inmates in the face.
Perhaps that new use of force policy needs to be tweaked a bit. Ya think?
Image via Handout/Dept. Of Corrections