Corrections Officer injured after inmate assault

Posted at 12:27 PM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 12:27:38-04

A Corrections Officer is recovering after being assaulted by an inmate while at Erie County Medical Center in June.

According to the NYSCOPBA, the officer sustained a concussion when the inmate broke free of his restraints, while being treated at the hospital, and hit the officer in the head with a wall monitor.

Officers were able to get the inmate back under control and into restraints.

The injured officer was treated for a concussion. He has not returned to duty.

NYSCOPBA says the 32-year-old inmate is currently serving a 13-year sentence at Attica Correctional Facility. The inmate's name is not being released.