Union: 3 officers injured trying to subdue violent Sing Sing inmate

Three correction officers were injured during a violent incident at Sing Sing prison in Ossining last week.

News 12 Staff

Oct 17, 2022, 4:38 PM

Updated 586 days ago

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Three correction officers were injured during a violent incident at Sing Sing prison in Ossining last week.
The State Correctional Officers Union says an inmate who is serving a 15-year sentence for assault and weapons charges confronted an officer in the cell block while heading to the mess hall for dinner. When she ordered the inmate to return to his cell, he allegedly refused and became verbally abusive. As the officer attempted to open the inmate's cell door, they say he grabbed it and violently slammed it into the officer's shoulder. The officer called for backup.
A second officer arrived at the scene and was immediately punched in the left side of the face, they say. The officer grabbed the inmate in a body hold and forced him to the ground. On the ground and still combative, the inmate allegedly kicked the female officer in the knee.
A third officer arrived at the scene and was able to apply handcuffs to the inmate's wrists. Once in handcuffs, the inmate became compliant. He was brought to his feet and escorted to the infirmary for evaluation.
The female officer hurt her shoulder and knee while the male officer hurt his back. The third officer on the scene had pain in his knee and wrist after trying to get the inmate under control.
All three were treated by medical staff and remained on duty.
The inmate, 29, faces internal disciplinary charges and was locked in a diversion cell.


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