Breaking News! Another Correction Officer Slashed by Inmate on Rikers Island

By: 
Elias Husamudeen

COBA President is calling for Commissioner Ponte to be FIRED IMMEDIATELY!!!

AFTER THE MORNING FEEDING IN THE WEST FACILITY ON RIKERS ISLAND IN HOUSING AREA SPRUNG 7 (ENHANCED RESTRAINTS, ADULTS) AN OFFICER ATTEMPTED TO RETRIEVE THE FEEDING TRAY FROM INMATE WHITTINGTON, MATTHEW  B/C 1411310431(SRG-BLOOD, ICR, RED ID, CL. 30) CELL 708, WHEN THE INMATE EXITED THE CELL UNAUTHORIZED AND BEGAN ASSAULTING THE OFFICER BY PUNCHING THE OFFICER IN THE FACE AND BODY.  A SECOND OFFICER CAME TO THE ASSISTANCE OF THE OTHER OFFICER AND THE INMATE BEGAN ASSAULTING BOTH OFFICERS.   THE INMATE CUT ONE OFFICER ON THE FOREARM.  THE OFFICER DEFENDED HIMSELF BY THROWING SEVERAL PUNCHES TO THE INMATE’S FACIAL AREA.  A SCAPEL BLADE WRAPPED IN BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPE WAS RECOVERED ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF CELL 708. THE OFFICER SUSTAINED A DEEP CUT TO THE RIGHT FOREARM.