Statement From Correction Officers' Benevolent Association

By: 
Correction Officers' Benevolent Association

Can you imagine the outrage in this city if it was reported that 394 NYC police officers were assaulted in the Bronx this year? No one in their right mind should think it is acceptable that 394 law enforcement officers, nearly 5% of the ranks, were assaulted in the Bronx.  No other jurisdiction in the country would brag about these numbers.  Despite City Hall and the Department touting these statistics, there are no real consequences for the crimes being committed behind bars. That’s why we’ve called for inmates who have attacked CO’s to be transferred out of New York City’s jail system to a facility with secure punitive segregation for the safety of officers.