Rikers CO suffers broken jaw after being choked, punched in the face by inmate

Kimberly Dole
July 11, 2019 - 7:18 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Union officials report that a correction officer at Rikers Island suffered a broken jaw Wednesday after being choked and punched in the face by an inmate.

The officer was taken to a Queens hospital for emergency surgery after the alleged attack by 20-year-old Daquan Jones at Robert N. Davoren Complex.

“The officer just didn’t do anything to provoke this,” COBA President Elias Husamudeen told the Daily News. “(Jones) didn’t want to go into his cell, (and) as a result, he was punching and swinging at him.”

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On Monday Jones reportedly threw urine and feces at a captain’s face.

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