Officials: 3 NY COs, nurse had urine thrown at them by inmates

The officers and nurse were treated for exposure; the inmates face internal disciplinary charges


Observer-Dispatch

UTICA, N.Y. — Three officers and a nurse have had urine thrown at them by inmates in separate incidents at the Marcy Correctional Facility, the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Society (NYSCOPBA) said Monday in a statement.

Officials said the first incident occurred at 6:45 a.m. on May 8. An officer was distributing meals to the inmates in their cells when an inmate allegedly threw urine at the officer, hitting them in the arm and upper chest, authorities said.

Mid-State Correctional Facility in Marcy. (Photo/Observer-Dispatch via TNS)
Mid-State Correctional Facility in Marcy. (Photo/Observer-Dispatch via TNS)

The next incident occurred at 8:15 p.m. on May 13, officials said. Authorities said an officer and a nurse were distributing medications to inmates in their cells when an inmate threw what is believed to be urine from a milk carton. The officer was struck in the face, left eye, arm and shoulder, while the nurse was hit in the right hand and arm, officials said.

The other incident occurred at 12:40 p.m. on June 6, officials said. Authorities said an officer was delivering shower supplies to inmates in their cells when he was struck in the shirt, pants, arms, face and eyes with a substance believed to be urine.

The officers and nurse were treated at the facility for exposure, officials said.

Authorities said the inmates face internal disciplinary charges.

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