Report by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara spotlights issues at Rikers Island juvenile facility

Bharara says there is a code of silence

Bharara says there is a code of silence among many at Rikers Island, including correction officers. (August 4, 2014 7:10 PM)

A new report released by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is spotlighting problems at the Rikers Island juvenile facility.

The 79-page report primarily focused on the use of force by corrections officers and the amount of inmate-on-inmate violence.

The investigation found that correction officers too frequently resort to "headshots," or blows to an inmate's head. Last year, there were 565...

Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner®, Comcast®, customers with access to News 12.

Already registered or an Optimum customer?
Log in
Time Warner®, Comcast® or Service ElectricSM customer?
Create an account
Not a customer?
Subscribe

Comments

advertisement | advertise on News 12

advertisement | advertise on News 12