Eyewitness News investigation leads to more training for Rikers guards
NEW YORK (WABC) -- There is new information about an Eyewitness News exclusive investigation.
In response to a bloody gang fight inside Rikers Island, jail guards will receive extra training.
The August 5 melee lasted for about 45 minutes.
Eleven inmates and a correction officer were injured.
The extra training will include hands-on drills in stopping major fights, administering tear gas and handling hostage situations.
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