Bronx DA: Rikers Island Inmate Indicted For Beating NYC Department Of Correction Officer



Defendant Allegedly Used A Walking Cane To Hit Victim In The Face


         Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced a Rikers Island inmate has been indicted for beating a New York City Department of Correction officer with a cane.


District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant allegedly used a walking cane to viciously hit a correction officer in the face. Violence against officers who are simply doing their job at Rikers Island will be prosecuted.”


District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Malik Cargill, 25, a Rikers Island inmate, was arraigned today on three counts of second-degree Assault, Obstructing Governmental Administration in the second degree, fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, third-degree Assault, and second-degree and third-degree Menacing before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Harold Adler. Bail was continued at $25,000 and he is due back in court on December 5, 2018.


According to the investigation, on August 8, 2018 in the Anna M. Kross Center, the defendant allegedly menaced Department of Correction Officer William Medina with a walking cane. The defendant then walked away but returned to Correction Officer Medina and struck him in the face with the cane. The attack left the officer with a laceration on the right side of his face. He also suffered from bruising and swelling and sought medical help at a local hospital after the alleged assault.


The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Sarah Clements of the Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau under the supervision of Donald Hanratty, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau, and Deanna Logan, Chief of the Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau, and under the overall supervision of Stuart Levy, Deputy Chief of the Investigations Division, and Jean Walsh, Chief of the Investigations Division.


District Attorney Clark thanked Assistant District Attorney James McPartlon of the Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau for his assistance. District Attorney Clark also thanked her Detective Investigators Timothy Gernon and Monisara Brahm, as well as Investigator Daniel Monaco of the Correction Intelligence Bureau for their assistance in the investigation.


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

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