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Ex-Rikers guard gives emotional testimony about inmate’s death

This June 20, 2014, aerial photo shows New York's biggest lockup, Riker's Island jail, with the New York skyline in the background. Investigative documents obtained by The Associated Press on the 11 suicides in New York City jails over the past five years show that in at least nine cases, protocols and safeguards designed to prevent inmates from harming themselves were not followed. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A beefy ex-Rikers Island guard broke down in tears Friday as he explained to a jury how a colleague repeatedly kicked an infirm inmate in the head despite his pleas to stop. “I heard him scream, ‘you motherf−−ker,’ and he kicked him real hard in the side of the head,” a choked-up Anthony Torres recalled…

via Ex-Rikers guard gives emotional testimony about inmate’s death — New York Post

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