A Rikers Island correction officer is being treated in a surgical ICU after suffering a fractured spine compliments of a gang member who delivered a debilitating sucker punch.
The correction officer, who has not been named, can be seen on security video being punched and stomped by gang members Saturday afternoon at the George Motchan Detention Center.
The union says an inmate punched the officer, and then three other gang members started kicking him after he fell to the ground. The officer lost consciousness. Released surveillance video shows the inmate rushing towards the officer and punching him, and the others joining in the attack. Continue reading