An officer at Five Points Correctional Facility in Seneca County sustained multiple injuries after he was beaten by an inmate, according to a release from the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association.
The inmate delivered multiple blows to the officer's head, causing fractures in his face, a dislocated shoulder and multiple contusions. The assault was one of four incidents against state corrections officers this week, NYSCOPBA added.
"These incidents are a stark reminder of the dangers our officers face every day," said Chris Hansen, vice president of NYSCOPBA's northern region, and Joe Miano, vice president of the western region, in a release. "They risk their lives to protect the safety of fellow staff and inmates, and it's past time that the state stepped up to give our officers the additional tools and resources we need to make our prisons safe for those who work and live there."
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Two of the incidents this week occurred in Attica Correctional Facility. One involved an inmate throwing urine on an officer. The other involved an inmate who had become violent after officers suspected he had overdosed on K-2, the release said.
The fourth incident involved an inmate who, officers said, was using drugs in a bathroom stall at Clinton Correctional Facility. After a struggle with the inmate, officers used pepper spray and mechanical restraints to gain control.