Press Releases

April 11, 2017
COBA PRESIDENT ELIAS HUSAMUDEEN BLASTS MAYOR BILL de BLASIO AND DOC COMMISSIONER JOE PONTE AFTER A CORRECTION OFFICER SUSTAINS BROKEN JAW FROM UNPROVOKED INMATE ASSAULT ON RIKERS ISLAND TODAY
April 03, 2017
The Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, Along with the Correction Captains Association, and the Assistant Deputy Wardens/Deputy Wardens Association to hold a press Conference in response to the Lippman Commission's Report
March 24, 2017
Bronx Supreme Court Justice Steven Barrett orders Steven Sidbury, one fo Rikers Island's most dangerous inmates, to an indefinite jail lockdown
March 23, 2017
COBA President Elias Husamudeen’s Response to Mayor de Blasio’s Announcement Today Concerning the Decline in the City’s Jail Population
March 22, 2017
Letter Sent on March 21, 2017 to DOC Commissioner Ponte From COBA President Detailing the Commissioner’s Lack of Accountability and Repeated Failures to Protect COs and Jail Facilities from Rikers Island’s Most Dangerous Inmates
March 17, 2017
Latest Brutal Gang Assault at West Facility Illustrates Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Ponte’s Epic Failure to Maintain Safety and Security at Rikers Island