4 charged in brutal attack on correction officer at Rikers Island

NEW YORK -- A correction officer at Rikers Island was recovering from a spinal fracture Sunday, after authorities say several inmates beat him in a possible planned gang attack, CBS New York reports.

Steven Espinal, Devin Burns, Nazeem Francis, and Samson Walston were charged with multiple counts of gang assault, obstruction of government administration, and harassment, authorities said.

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