Rikers Island Guards Convicted in Beating and Cover-Up

Four guards from the New York City jail were convicted of beating up an inmate and trying to cover it up.

A view of the entrance to the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City in 2011
A view of the entrance to the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City in 2011 Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Four guards at New York City’s Rikers Island jail have been convicted in connection with the beating of an inmate and a cover-up effort, Reuters reports.

According to Reuters, Christopher Huggins, 34, and Michael Dorsainvil, 36, were convicted of filing false records and assault; Ronald Donnelley, 63, and Mark Anglin, 38, were found guilty of filing false records after a two-week trial. Huggins and Donnelley were found guilty Thursday by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Michael Gross. A jury found Anglin and Dorsainvil guilty Wednesday.

“These verdicts send a strong message to the city’s correction officers: Engage in brutal behavior, lie to cover it up, and you will be punished,” said Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters. The DOI investigates corrupt city employees.

Read more at Reuters.

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