Ex-Inmate, Beaten in 2012 by NYC Jail Guards, Fatally Shot

28 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Ex-Rikers Island inmate who survived correction officers’ brutal beat down fatally shot in Brooklyn.

Just weeks from a $450,000 payout from the city and his first child expected in January, a former Rikers Island inmate had everything to look forward to — until he was fatally shot in the head in Brooklyn. Hinton, 28, was on the brink of getting the big check when he was shot in front of the Van Dyke Houses on Sutter Ave. in Brownsville around 11:35 p.m., according to police. It was unclear exactly when he would have received the money, but generally the city has a 90-day window to send the check, so he likely would have received it within the next three weeks.

A surveillance camera captured the attack. “Our hearts are heavy with the news today of our client Robert Hinton’s death,” said Leo Glickman, whose firm represented Hinton in the lawsuit. “That he died in such violent circumstances reminds us again that our community must dedicate itself to ending the cycle of violence afflicting so many.” A Rikers Island captain and five correction officers were fired in January for the beating. In announcing the dismissals, city Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte said “there is no room for this type of behavior at Rikers.” “We are satisfied that Robert got his day in court and Robert now hopes to move on with his life,” his attorney, Nicole Bellina, said at the time of the settlement. The mom learned of the shooting toward the end of the family Thanksgiving gathering, his aunt Lynette Johnson told the Daily News. “It was devastating,” Johnson said. “It doesn’t seem real. He said once, if you’ve been through half of what I’ve been through, you’d be dead.” “We were having Thanksgiving dinner,” another sister, Kenashia Johnson said. “When everyone left he took his little sister and nephews home.

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