Guard at New York's Rikers Island Charged with Beating Handcuffed Inmate

Wochit Headline News - Tuesday, 21 March 2017
A correction officer at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex was arrested on Monday on charges he beat a handcuffed inmate, the latest guard at the troubled institution to face criminal charges. Rodiny Calypso, 38, faces federal charges of violating the inmate's civil rights as well as filing a false report to cover up the attack, according to a criminal complaint. "Rodiny Calypso allegedly violated a Rikers Island inmate's constitutional rights by viciously beating him – without physical provocation – while the inmate was restrained in handcuffs," said, Joon Kim, the acting U.S. attorney in Manhattan.

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