Beating of Jose Bautista
by Natalie Ritchie
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Jose Bautista attempted to commit suicide with a make-shift noose, but officers cut him down.
A surveillance video clearly shows four guards beating Jose Bautista.
After beating him, the officers "half-walked, half-dragged" him to the jail's clinic.
Logs show Jose Bautista left the jail clinic at 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 11 and admitted to Elmhurst Hospital Center at 2:47 a.m. on Jan. 12, although it should have been a fifteen minute drive.
Officers filed a report describing the incident as "routine."
Investigators with the Correction Department recommended filing charges against Kevin Barnaby for giving false testimony.
The NYC Department of Investigation and the US attorney’s office chose not to bring charges against Officer Barnaby.
Jose Bautista filed a lawsuit against the city and the NYC Corrections Department.
Officers in Rikers Island
New York City Department of Correction
New York City Department of Investigation