The correctional officer of Rikers Island sues the prison after the brutal beating of four prisoners left him with a broken neck and back injury that would prevent him from holding his child
- Jean Souffrant, 39, was attacked in February 2018 by four Rikers Island prisoners
- He suffered a broken neck and vertebrae, almost killing him
- His wife Melissa has filed a $ 1 million lawsuit against New York City and the Correction Department for not protecting her husband
- She says their life has been sucked up by the long-term trauma of her husband
- The now pregnant woman is afraid that & # 39; he will no longer be able to fulfill his normal father & # 39; because of his injuries, according to the process
The wife of an officer from the Rikers Island who was brutally beaten by four gangs of Bloods, denounces New York City and the Department of Corrections for not protecting her husband from the dangerous prisoners.
Jean Souffrant, 39, suffered a broken neck and back injury after February 2018 by four prisoners who were later charged with the video capture.
In a lawsuit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court seeking $ 1 million in damages, Souffrant's wife, Melissa, claims that her life has been startled by the physical and emotional trauma of her husband.
The now pregnant woman is afraid that & # 39; he will not be able to become his normal father & # 39; because of his injuries, according to the lawsuit obtained by DailyMail.com.
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Corrections Officer Jean Souffrant was attacked in February 2018 by four prisoners on Rikers Island. His wife Melissa has filed a $ 1 million lawsuit against New York City and the Correction Department for not protecting her husband
Souffrant suffered a broken neck and spine injury in the brutal attack. He is seen upstairs in the hospital, where he spent two months on recovery
Four prisoners were captured on video that maliciously attacked Souffrant. Steven Espinal, Devin Burns, Nazeem Francis and Samson Walston were later charged with the attack
Melissa Souffrant says that three months after the attack she could not leave her husband because he did not feel safe for someone else, so she missed her job.
Almost 16 months later she says she is suffering because he is unable to help with household chores and is not stable enough to go on holiday.
Steven Espinal planned the attack on Souffrant after the officer had written him down. The Bloods gang member was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the melee
& # 39; The plaintiff also suffered from a pressure in her marriage because her husband was unable to show affection for her & # 39 ;, said the lawsuit.
& # 39; Souffrant had continuous flashbacks of the attack, which meant he no longer enjoyed his wife. These flashbacks would prevent him from being & # 39; in the mood & # 39; is for physical intimacy, as a result of which the plaintiff becomes lonely and confused. & # 39;
The suit claims that the couple after a & # 39; sustained period of abstinence from intercourse & # 39; became pregnant.
It says that the officer's limited mobility does not allow him to carry his own child, since he is limited to lifting no more than 30 pounds at this point in his recovery.
Melissa is looking for $ 1 million in damages for the & # 39; past and ongoing damage caused by the negligence of the Department of Correction & # 39 ;.
Steven Espinal, Devin Burns, Nazeem Francis and Samson Walston were accused of the attack that Espinal would have planned after the officer had written him down.
Espinal, an alleged gangbanger who was 18 at the time of the attack, was later sentenced to 10 years for the melee.
& # 39; Souffrant & # 39; s colleague & # 39; s and superiors were fully aware of Espinal and his cohorts prone to violence, but did nothing to reduce the potential for such an attack, & # 39; states Melissa Souffrant in the court case.
The city is reviewing the complaint, said a law department spokeswoman.
The lawsuit claims that directors of Rikers & # 39; were fully aware of Steven Espinal and his cohorts who were prone to violence and yet did nothing to diminish the potential for such an attack & # 39; (file photo)
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