Rikers Island inmates slash jail officer; attackers are said to be teens and gang members:

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I wonder what provoked these guys to chop this officer up. Rikers Island officers are no angels and have been cited as committing illegal assaults of inmates so this is not surprising at all.

via Daily News

A city correction officer was brutally slashed by one inmate while another held him down on a cell floor Thursday night, according to multiple sources.

Officer Raymond Calderon was taken to New York Hospital Queens after the attack at the George Motchan Detention Center on Rikers Island, jail insiders said.

The assault began when one inmate asked Calderon to open his cell door. When Calderon did, the inmate put him into a chokehold and threw him to the floor. Another inmate came into the cell and began to slash his face.

Calderon fought back and suffered a cut to his wrist, as well as a gash a quarter of an inch away from his eye, a jail source said.

“Commissioner (Joseph) Ponte has zero tolerance for assaults on staff,” said Department of Correction spokeswoman Eve Kessler. “The department is seeking rearrest of any inmate involved.”


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