Gail Lewis, Sherman Graham, Jail Supervisors Convicted For Covering Up a Fight

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Two senior correction officers were convicted today by a Bronx jury for falsifying a fight report and ordering 14 recruits to cover up the incident back in 2006, authorities said.

The jury deliberated for less than three hours in convicting former assistant deputy warden Gail Lewis and current serving captain Sherman Graham of several counts of falsifying documents.

The verdict comes as controversy blooms over the handling of violent incidents on Rikers. Correction sources told the Voice in an article published last week that downgrading or failing to report fights and injuries remain a problem in the jails.

"There is no room in the City's jails for supervisors who betray the public's trust by misrepresenting the truth and concealing assaults in the City's jails," Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn said,

 Sherman makes $94,300 a year. He is prohibited from inmate contact. DOC will now move to fire him. Lewis retired from DOC in December 2009. She was making $104,081.


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Cre8peace13
Cre8peace13

Unique case.  This happens everyday on Rikers.  Amazing how the DA choose to prosecute this case over the other cases that happen like this.  This being tried in the Bronx, a Bronx jury is naturally biased against law enforcement.  This is a shame.  I wonder what evidence there was to prove anything. 

Dean11211
Dean11211

I am curious as a Bronx resident, why I might be more biased against law enforcement than say a queens resident ? This is a somewhat sweeping and stereo typical posting, where are your facts to support such a ridiculous claim ?

Dee4d
Dee4d

We must be mindful that although they are inmates, they are out clients and we are here to render a service not show boat, especially infront of a bunch of RECRUITS!!!!!  Gail should have known better.  Do give up your high paying city job for stupidness.

Cre8peace13
Cre8peace13

 My question is what evidence did they have against them?  Are the Recruits going to get in trouble for this as well?  And if this occurred in 2006, why did it take 6 years for this case to go to trial?  Should there be a statute of limitations? 

DEE4D
DEE4D

The last sentence should have read DON'T GIVE UP YOUR HIGH PAYING CITY JOB FOR STUPIDNESS!!!!

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