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Rikers inmate knocked out correction officer’s teeth: union

Rikers inmate knocked out correction officer’s teeth: union
Devon English, 30, was awaiting sentencing in a shockingly similar assault in 2018, when police say he struck a Manhattan Detention Complex correction officer after tossing hot water on him.

on Saturday, according to the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association.Correction officers tried to walk the pair back into the housing area, but English suddenly spun around and pounded one of them in the face, the union said.(Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily News) The correction officers union has recently put a spotlight on inmate attacks while pushing back at legislation to ban solitary confinement in city jails.“It’s open season on New York City correction officers who continue to be assaulted by violent inmates who are emboldened to unleash their brutality against our officers because they know they face little to no consequences for their heinous crimes,” union President Benny Boscio said Sunday.

A punch-prone parolee socked a Rikers Island correction officer so hard that it knocked out several of his teeth, union officials said Sunday.Devon English, 30, was awaiting sentencing in a shockingly similar 2018 assault in which police say he struck a Manhattan Detention Complex correction officer after tossing hot water on him.

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