Former Rikers Island officers sentenced to prison for beating inmate

The ex-guards were purchased to beat Jahmal Lightfoot in July 2012 after one them declared he locked eyes with the prisoner throughout a search of the prison

Six guys who were previously officers at New Yorks Rikers Island reformatory were on Friday handed sentences of as much as 6 and a half years in jail, for attacking a prisoner 4 years back.

The guys had actually formerly been condemned of first-degree tried gang attack, to name a few charges, in the whipping of prisoner Jahmal Lightfoot.

Those sentenced consisted of Eliseo Perez Jr, previous assistant chief for security, and Gerald Vaughn, a previous captain, who were founded guilty of purchasing the whipping. Officers Jose Parra, Tobias Parker, Alfred Rivera and David Rodriguez each confronted 15 years in jail however were handed sentences varying from four-and-a-half to six-and-a-half years .

The pounding occurred in July 2012, after Perez locked eyes with Lightfoot throughout a search of the prison and Perez stated: This person believes hes hard. Take him to the consumption search pen and knock his fucking teeth out when you get him to the consumption location.

Lightfoot was required to a search location that had no video security. 2 officers pinned his legs and arms to the flooring while another 3 kicked him the face lots of times, fracturing his eye sockets.

The officers composed in a report that Lightfoot had actually assaulted among the guards with a sharpened piece of metal and they had actually utilized force to limit him.

Controversies surrounding Rikers Island have actually spiraled. A project to shut the complex has the assistance of New York guv Andrew Cuomo .

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