17 Corrections Officers to be Disciplined in Trans Woman’s Death at Rikers Island

More than a dozen New York City Department of Correction officers will be disciplined for their conduct surrounding the death of Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco, 27, a transgender woman who died last year while in solitary confinement at Rikers Island jail. Three officers and one captain will be suspended without pay immediately, the department said in a statement(…)