Rikers Island Inmate Attacked Prison Guard, Prosecutors Say

Defendant Allegedly Beat Officer, Dragged Him to Bathroom and Threw Garbage Can at Him

BRONX- A Rikers Island inmate has been indicted for assaulting a NYC Department of Correction Officer in the jail. 

Bronx District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant allegedly punched the officer and slammed him to the floor. Violence against Correction Officers who are performing their jobs will not be tolerated.”

District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Rickeem Parker, 18, was arraigned today on two counts of second-degree Assault, third-degree Assault, second-degree Obstructing Governmental Administration and third-degree Menacing before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas. Bail was set at $25,000 cash/$25,000 bond and he is due back in court on May 15, 2019.

According to the investigation, on the morning of October 5, 2018 in the Robert N. Davoren Center on Rikers Island, the defendant allegedly assaulted Correction Officer Bronoski Jean-Philippe. Parker allegedly threw the Officer’s water bottle and facility log book on the ground, and then flipped a table and punched the Officer in the face and body.

Surveillance video shows the inmate slamming the Officer to the ground. He then dragged the Officer to the bathroom and threw a trash can on him.

An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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