On November 24, 2012, Rikers Island correction officers pulled inmate Anthony Wallace, 26, out of a medication line for a search. The process began standard enough: strip down, bend over, spread cheeks.
More shadiness at Rikers.
But then, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in Bronx Supreme Court, the search took a heinous turn: correction officer Gregory Lewis allegedly removed a flashlight from his belt and "forcefully shoved the flashlight" into Wallace's anus.
When Wallace "stood up straight and asked" Lewis why he did did that, the complaint claims, Lewis replied, "Shut the fuck bitch and put your clothes back on."More »