NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two corrections captains are being accused of cowardice, after an inmate sucker-punched a colleague at Rikers Island.
Correction Captain Affiliation President Patrick Ferraiuolo stated the Thanksgiving Day assault on Captain Awais Ghauri was unprovoked.
“Punched him within the aspect of the top knocking the captain down,” he stated.
He advised 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon that what occurred subsequent added insult to damage. A newly promoted captain who was shut behind him didn’t bounce in and assist.
“He turned and ran away from the state of affairs,” he stated.
So did one other new captain who was shut by. Ferraiuolo stated they declare they have been going to get assist, however that’s not correct protocol.
“Saying that, ‘I’m operating to get assist,’ is sort of frankly, ludicrous, OK as a result of you’re the assist,” he stated.
Whereas the division takes disciplinary motion towards the 2 captains, the union is honoring Captain Ghauri, who was assaulted, saying he dealt with the state of affairs with professionalism.