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A Manhattan corrections officer was charged with criminally negligent homicide over accusations she ignored an inmate's threats to kill himself

Published Apr 27 2021 at 12:54 PM GMT
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  • A Manhattan corrections officer was charged with criminally negligent homicide on Monday after prosecutors said she ignored an inmate's warnings that he would kill himself and told colleagues he was just "playing.
  • On November 22, Ryan Wilson, a 29-year-old inmate at the Manhattan Detention Complex, told an officer that he would kill himself if he was not let out of his cell, a Monday statement from the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said.
  • The statement said that the officer told Capt.
  • Rebecca Hillman she was "needed immediately" but that Hillman instead began filling out paperwork in a different room.
  • After roughly 10 minutes, the statement said, Wilson hanged himself in front of the unnamed officer, who the statement said requested that the door to Wilson's cell be opened so Wilson could be assisted.



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  • Published Apr 27, 2021 12:54 PM GMT