Inmate punches officer before putting him in headlock at Mid-State Correctional Facility

The New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association says two officers were injured at Mid-State Correctional Facility after an inmate was stopped for a frisk.

Posted: Jul 2, 2020 4:07 PM
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 6:15 PM

MARCY, N.Y. – The New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association says two officers were injured at Mid-State Correctional Facility after an inmate was stopped for a frisk.

Around 12:30 p.m. on June 22, a correctional officer noticed a bulge in an inmate’s front pocket as he was walking from the mess hall, and stopped him to search for contraband. According to NYSCOPBA, the inmate punched the officer in the face two times, before putting him in a headlock. Another officer responded to help restrain the inmate, and briefly struggled before getting him in handcuffs.

Both officers were treated at the facility for should pain, as well as cuts and scratches, but remained on duty that day.

The inmate, who is serving a one-to-three-year sentence for attempted burglary, is facing internal disciplinary measures. NYSCOPBA says this inmate recently returned to Mid-State after violating parole.

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