DOC officers accused of not providing medical aid to Rikers inmate appear in court
Four NYC Department of Corrections officers appeared in front of a Bronx judge today after being accused of not providing medical aid to a Riker’s Island inmate who attempted suicide in his cell.
The inmate, Nicholas Feliciano, attempted to hang himself in his cell in November of 2019. He was 18 at the time.
The attorney who represents the victim’s family claims the four officers waited almost eight minutes before providing aid to the inmate.
The attorney also went on to say that one of the officers entered the cell, observed the incident and left without helping Feliciano.
The four correction officers, Terry Henry, Daniel Fullerton, Kenneth Hood, and Mark Wilson, all face two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of official misconduct. All four pleaded not guilty.
Feliciano survived the 2019 suicide incident but was left with severe brain trauma.
The four corrections officers are due back in court on Sep. 15.