Rikers Fight Club: Inmates Clash With Officers in Afternoon Brawl
A Correction captain suffered broken facial bones and six other staffers were injured Tuesday afternoon in a brawl with inmates on Rikers Island.
The fight at the Robert N. Davoren Center started, correction sources say, when one inmate refused to be locked in his cell because he claimed to be ailing and wanted medication. The dispute turned violent and other inmates got involved.
The Correction Department tells us that six staffers were treated and released, and the seventh was held overnight for observation. Meanwhile, four inmates were treated and then transferred to punitive segregation. The Bronx District Attorney's office is said to be investigating.
The incident comes as stabbing and slashings are up so far this year over last year, correction sources said.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.
- Aging Bluestockings Book Shop Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Fund Rehab Efforts
- Tired of Waiting for the Compassionate Care Act to Take Effect? Maybe It's Time to...
- Hurricane Joaquin Will Likely Miss New York City, Civilization Will Probably Continue