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2 Men Face Up to 15 Years in Prison After Allegedly Attacking Corrections Officers at Queens Detention Center: DA


Feb. 21, 2019 Staff Report

Two men have been charged with assault after allegedly attacking three corrections officers last month at the Queens Detention Center in Kew Gardens in a case that could land each of the defendants in prison for up to 15 years.

The two Queens men—Brandon Bledman, 23, and Nicholas Morris, 22—were indicted yesterday after an alleged Jan. 25 incident inside the detention complex where they attacked the corrections officers while waiting to be transported back to Rikers Island for a scheduled court appearance in a separate case, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Bledman and Morris, who were being held in lieu of bail, exited a holding space at the Kew Gardens site without authorization, prompting corrections officers to instruct them to re-enter the space. The two, however, allegedly refused and attacked the officers.

All three officers received extended medical treatment, the Queens DA said.

Richard Brown, Queens District Attorney, said the officers were “simply doing their job” when they were allegedly attacked.

“This kind of conduct is not acceptable and the defendants will be held accountable for their alleged actions,” he said.

Bledman and Morris are due back in court in April.

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