Corrections officer accused of assaulting inmate

Posted at: 03/08/2013 5:56 PM
Updated at: 03/08/2013 6:13 PM
By: WNYT Staff

ALBANY COUNTY - A corrections officer is under arrest in Albany County on accusations of assaulting an inmate.

The sheriff says officer Craig Strizzi conspired with two inmates to assault a third inmate at the county jail.

Officer Strizzi is accused of holding the inmate while the other two punched him repeatedly.

When Strizzi filed reports about the incident, the sheriff says he claimed the victim tired to punch him.

Strizzi is now suspended without pay.