De Blasio Welcomes New Correction Officers Amid Troubles At Rikers IslandMayor Bill de Blasio on Friday welcomed in a new group of correction officers, without making reference to recent problems that have plagued Rikers Island.
Prosecutor: 2 Rikers Correction Officers Assaulted Teen Awaiting TrialProsecutor Jason Petri told the court the teenage defendant, Raheem Dyer, got into an argument with a correction officer after he was accused of stealing from the jail commissary.
Rikers Correction Officer Convicted Of Smuggling Pot, Other ItemsA Rikers Island correction officer was convicted Friday of smuggling drugs and other items into the jail.
Suffolk County Lawmakers Vote To Arm Off-Duty Correction OfficersCounty lawmakers voted unanimously to arm some 200 officers with Glock 9 mm pistols.
Charges Demanded Against Rikers Island Correction Officers Who Allegedly Beat InmatesA group of parents is demanding charges and indictments be brought against Rikers Island correction officers who allegedly beat inmates.
2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers IslandTwo New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.
Investigators Sweep Rikers Island; 12 Correction Officers Referred For ProsecutionInvestigators on Monday searched about 75 locations at Rikers Island Monday for drugs, contraband and weapons as part of a probe into violence and other criminality.
4 Correction Officers Injured In Rikers Island FightFour New York City correction officers and several inmates have been injured during a brawl at Rikers Island Friday night.
2 Correctional Officers Arrested In Separate CasesTwo New York City correctional officers were arrested in separate incidents this weekend.
Officer's Thumb Bitten Off By Inmate At Rikers IslandA Riker's Island correction officer had his thumb bitten off by a inmate and two other officers suffered injuries after a violent brawl apparently broke out Thursday night in the prison, officials said Friday.
16 Correction Officers Injured In Rikers MeleeNew York City Correction Department spokesman Steven Morello said the injuries were non-life threatening. He did not say what caused the fights.