Two officers injured in fight with inmate at Cayuga Correctional Facility

CAYUGA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Saturday, June 1, two officers were injured during a fight with an inmate at the Cayuga Correctional Facility.

The inmate was going down a flight of stairs and stopped at the landing between the first and second floor, according to the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA).

An officer told the inmate several times to keep walking down the stairs, but he refused. When the officer approached the inmate, the inmate shoved the officer and punched him in the right eye.

The officer then grabbed the inmate and forced him to the ground, while another officer restrained the inmate’s legs and a third put handcuffs on the inmate.

While officers were putting the inmate in a holding pen, he kicked one of the officers in the leg. The inmate was again forced to the floor and officers put leg restraints on him, the NYSCOPBA said.

The officer who was punched suffered pain and swelling to his right eye, neck and lower back. Another officer suffered sustained pain and swelling to his shoulder after wrestling down the inmate.

Both of them were treated by the facility’s medical staff and remained on duty.

The inmate is a 28-year-old who is serving a 12-year sentence after being convicted in Queens County for attempted murder in 2018.

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