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6 Rikers Officers Sent to Prison For Beating Inmate

(DNAINFO) September 16, 2016 — The officers had been convicted for the brutal 2012 beating of inmate Jamal Lightfoot.

Six of the correction officers convicted of the brutal beating of a Rikers Island inmate in 2012 were sentenced to prison time on Friday and will head back to Rikers Islandfor processing before getting sent upstate.

Five correction officers—49-year-old Eliseo Perez Jr., 47-year-old Alfred Rivera, 46-year-old Tobias Parker, 47-year-old Jose Parra and 41-year-old David Rodriguez—had been convicted of attempted gang assault in June for attacking inmate Jahmal Lightfoot, who suffered multiple fractures to his face after the attack, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

Perez was sentenced to 6.5 years behind bars, while Rivera, Parker, Parra and Rodriguez were all sentenced to 4.5 years.

Source: 6 Rikers Officers Sent to Prison For Beating Inmate – Hunts Point – DNAinfo New York