Eyewitness News investigation leads to more training for Rikers guards

August 28, 2013 6:42:55 AM PDT
There is new information about an Eyewitness News exclusive investigation.

In response to a bloody gang fight inside Rikers Island, jail guards will receive extra training.

The August 5 melee lasted for about 45 minutes.

Eleven inmates and a correction officer were injured.

The extra training will include hands-on drills in stopping major fights, administering tear gas and handling hostage situations.


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