Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Rikers Island guards in a lot of trouble

From NBC:

Investigators swept Rikers Island Monday, searching guards, inmate cells and offices as part of a probe of alleged drug and weapons smuggling by correction officers, officials said.

Some 75 locations throughout the facility were searched, according to the Department of Investigation and the Department of Correction.

In addition to possible smuggling, authorities said investigators are looking into allegations of assault and falsifying records.

DOI Commissioner Mark G. Peters and DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte said in a joint statement that as many as 12 officers are expected to face charges.


Anonymous said...

I am surprised that the existing union contract permits this type of search of its members to happen. You can bet this will be discussed the next time the contract is re-drafted.

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Anonymous said...

Does this come as a surprise to anyone?

Didn't anyone catch Oz or Breakout?

Prison employees are widely believed to be notoriously corrupt and easily corrupted to boot!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a "Law and Order" show about this some years ago?