Rikers Island buses halted by president of correction officers union
Hundreds of cases had to be rescheduled when buses did not leave Riker’s Island
By Reuven Blau
New York Daily News
NEW YORK — The head of the correction officers union grounded 44 buses taking Rikers inmates to court appearances Monday in a snit over criminal charges against two of his members, sources said.
Norman Seabrook, president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association, instructed his members not to operate the buses, but he appeared to be relenting as the day went on, sources said.
“There’s a marked decrease in prisoner production citywide, but we have been assured that it will resume this afternoon,” court spokesman David Bookstaver said.
Seabrook is upset that two of his members are facing criminal charges for lying about using force to subdue an inmate.