CIMriders — On Sunday, August 12th, 2012, at approximately 1815 hours, an Officer working building A1 Unit at the California Institution for Men, Facility A, was rushed and assaulted by a level II inmate. Prior to the assault, The Officer was talking to an inmate who was told he had to fight or flight another inmate. That is when the inmate in question, saw that he was being snitched on entered the office. The inmate was very agitated and started to get aggressive towards staff.
The Officer then directed the inmate to approach him and submit to a clothed body search while a Sergeant provided coverage. The inmate initially complied to the Officer's verbal commands. As the Officer began his clothed body search the inmate suddenly without warning or provocation spun around striking the Officer and causing him to stumble backwards losing his balance.
Fearing for his safety, the Officer managed to use immediate/necessary force (OC) to stop the assaultive inmate. The Officer deployed a burst of OC pepper spray towards the inmate striking the inmate in the upper torso area with negative results. The Officer then observed the inmate charge towards him and proceeded to physically attack him. The officer immediately reacted by using physical force to defend himself, the inmate continued the assault, striking the officer with closed fists.
The inmate managed to retain the OC canister and delivered a blow to the officer's head numerous times, with the canister. During the battle the inmate's shirt came off and with the pepper spray it was hard to get a hold of the inmate in close quarters in the officer's office.
Subsequently, the code 1 responders arrived and took the inmate into custody without further incident. The Officer was sent to outside medical for a wound to his head, he received several staples to close the cut. The Officer wants everyone to know that he is fine, and that his piece of $hit... suckered punched him but he was able to defend himself and gain control of the inmate. As for his partner??????
Have a Safe 8 (and watch those pesky SNY's management thinks they are good guys!)