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4 Corrections Officers Indicted In Beating Of Inmate, Alleged Coverup

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A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four corrections officers are facing legal trouble of their own after being indicted for allegedly beating up a Riker’s Island inmate and then covering it up by forging paperwork.

As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, a grand jury in the Bronx returned a 19-count indictment charging Michael Dorsainvil, Christopher Huggins, Mark Anglin, and Ronald Donnelley of falsifying business records and other charges.

Officials from the Department of Investigation said the four men beat inmate Carl Williams in a holding cell last March, causing injuries to his mouth that required stitches.

The four then allegedly filed a false report indicating that the actions were necessary to prevent the inmate from killing himself. They have pleaded not guilty.

The indictments come on the heels of a report obtained by the Associated Press that said nearly one-third of Riker’s Island inmates with visible injuries said they were struck in the head by corrections officers.

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