Accused killer slams NYC Correction Officer at Rikers: sources
An accused killer punched a New York City correctional officer on Rikers Island this week and knocked out 10 of his teeth, law enforcement sources have revealed.
The officer was looking for contraband just after 3pm on Wednesday when 23-year-old Julius Allen allegedly began punching him in the face and knocking him to the ground, the sources said.
According to the sources, two prison guards managed to restrain Allen and stop the senseless attack – but not before knocking out 10 of the officer’s teeth.
Photos obtained by the Post show a large wound on the officer’s head that was treated with stitches and an injured eye.
Allen was arrested on February 27 in connection with a murder in Brooklyn, online records show.
Police said at the time he shot a 26-year-old man, Anthony Ponce, in the head and torso on November 2 in the fifth-floor hallway of a building on Shore Parkway near East 102nd Street in Canarsie.
He was being held without bail, with his next court date scheduled for February 2023, records show.
It is unclear if he was charged with the alleged assault on the jailer.
“This heinous, unprovoked attack on our officer who was simply doing his job comes at a time when over 1,200 officers have been attacked,” Benny Boscio, president of the Benevolent Association of Correction Officers, said in a statement.
The city’s Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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