Ex-prison guard supervisor found guil...

Ex-prison guard supervisor found guilty in NYC jailhouse attack -

There are 87 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 25, 2007, titled Ex-prison guard supervisor found guilty in NYC jailhouse attack -. In it, Newsday reports that:

A jury in federal court in Brooklyn found Salvatore Lopresti guilty of civil rights violations, obstruction of justice and making false statements in the 2002 attack.

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By Any Means At All Costs

Melbourne, FL

#65 Jan 14, 2008
Question .... for those making postings whom are obvious prior law enforcment officers hiding behind text, please state your current employment and past and years served THEN and currently , this post is coming from a law enforcment officer in total of 15 years with 8 of them with city of NY under both school safety as a supervisor, and executive protection services under the Chancellors office , then on to Fed Corrections at the MDC , whom after 3 years of service was prosecuted by OIG went to trial WON and now returned to duty in BOP in another state. Just know it is easy for those of you to cheer-lead from the sidelines and pass judgment as you stand in the firing zone daily and hope the tables dont turn and place you standing in a federal court room facing charges yourself cause it is THAT SIMPLE to happen.
Not Guilty
By Any Means At All Costs

Melbourne, FL

#66 Jan 14, 2008
MR NY wrote:
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They destroyed their own life when they thought it was ok to beat the crap out of a "thug".
A smart person would have pause and said, "you know what, I'm not going to throw away my life/career b/c of this thug/loser".
They did it b/c they thought they would have gotten away with it.
How many people did they beat-down b4 getting caught in their lies?
They should have been the smart ones and know better.
I don't feel sorry for them.
No one asks for you to feel sorry nor should you just dont pass judgment when you were NOT in the cell and do NOT know any circumstances
OLD FRIEND

Lincoln, NE

#67 Jan 15, 2008
By Any Means At All Costs wrote:
Question .... for those making postings whom are obvious prior law enforcment officers hiding behind text, please state your current employment and past and years served THEN and currently , this post is coming from a law enforcment officer in total of 15 years with 8 of them with city of NY under both school safety as a supervisor, and executive protection services under the Chancellors office , then on to Fed Corrections at the MDC , whom after 3 years of service was prosecuted by OIG went to trial WON and now returned to duty in BOP in another state. Just know it is easy for those of you to cheer-lead from the sidelines and pass judgment as you stand in the firing zone daily and hope the tables dont turn and place you standing in a federal court room facing charges yourself cause it is THAT SIMPLE to happen.
Not Guilty
Well said Hoch!!!!!
hahaha

AOL

#68 Jan 15, 2008
OLD FRIEND wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said Hoch!!!!!
It is what it is , now I just need to figure out which of you three that came out here to fla this is ,,, lol email me its KenH......@aol.com hopefully u remember how to spell my name
Federali

United States

#69 Jan 25, 2008
I think White over here is a crackhead. First off the qualifying requirements for firearms is more up level and advanced than MOST agencies including POLICE. At the time of qualifying you arr required to handle three weapons. You are a Suffolk County Correctional Officer. You get no respect from anyone. You guys are lower than pond scum. i bet your are not even a Correctional Officer, I bet you are a paper pusher, someone who watches from the outsides and complains. Suck it bitch!
HOLDIN MY HEAD

United States

#70 Feb 13, 2008
It is what it is , now I just need to figure out which of you three that came out here to fla this is ,,, lol email me its KenH......@aol.com hopefully u remember how to spell my name
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copboy

AOL

#71 Apr 8, 2008
I sat through part of the defense testimony. You had a psychyatrist state the inmate was beyone nuts. He said that there was written documentation of the inmate saying that he didn't know how much longer he could take this. The inmate bit the finger off an officer in Manhattan. The prosecution first said puddles of blood and then said"some blood". The hair stylist said if dread locks were not cared for they could fall out in clumps if the head was wrapped in towel. You as the jury stated he did not use excessive force. If there was noone else in his cell, and he had no weapon, the only justified reason for going into a cell in SHU would be a suicide attempt. You instead believed an officer who had numerous allegations of excessive force. 1 officer said the Captain was in the cell. The other said he was outside the cell. But hey, you got the mean old bad Captain right? OIG hates the BOP and they cleared the Captain. Internal Affairs also cleared him. I guess the last resort is civil rights huh? You convicted a man with more integrity than most people I know combined. You saw the man. If he wanted to beat an inmate he could have done it by himself without dragging anyone else in there with him. Do you not think that he knew these officers were testifying against him before he turned down a plea agreement to serve 3 years?
voice of reason

Belton, SC

#72 May 16, 2008
Hey THESE POOR PRISIONERS, HOW MANY RIGHTS DID THEY VIOLATE BEFORE GOING TO PRISION. THEN THE GUARDS HAVE TO PUT UP WITH FECES, URINE AND OTHER BODY FLUIDS. THERES SUCH A SHORTAGE OF GUARDS BECAUSE ITS A "CRAPPY" JOB. THEN YOU GET SUPERVISIORS AND WARDENS WHO ARE IN OVER THEIR HEADS AND CAN'T LEAD THEIR SUBORDINATES. I THANK GOD SOMEONE ELSE IS WILLING TO PROTECT US FROM THESE PEOPLE. LOPRESTI IS AN ASS BUT THE GUARDS WHO WORKED UNDER HIM HAD NO RECOURSE WITHOUT RETRIBUTION. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO SUFFERED THE MOST. I THINK THIS AUTHOR IS WATCHING TOO MUCH LAW AND ORDER. SPEND SOME TIME IN A PRISION THEN LETS SEE HOW YOUR VIEW WILL CHANGE?
JUST THINK wrote:
HOW MANY TIMES THEY HARASSED & ASSAULTED INMATES AND GOT AWAY WITH IT. ONLY A VERY SMALL PERCENT OF GUARDS ACTUALLY GET CAUGHT UP IN IT, I MEAN LETS FACE IT THERE BABYSITTING CRIMINALS MANY ARE POOR WITH NO FAMILIES OR ANYONE TO LOOK OUT FOR THEM SO WHEN THEY GET BEAT DOWN BY OFFICERS WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO TELL A SUPERVISOR & THAT USUALLY NEVER GOES FURTHER THEN THE CAGE HES LOCKED UP IN & MAY EVEN BE REASON FOR A WHOLE NEW BEATEN.
Big Moe Retired

AOL

#73 May 18, 2008
I WORKED WITH BOTH LOPRESTI AND ROSE AND I TRUST THEM BOTH WITH MY LIFE...IT AMAZES ME THAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER WALKED IN OUR SHOES/ BOOTS ARE ALWAYS THE ONES WITH THE CRITICISM.... WHEN I OFTEN ASK PEOPLE, WHO THINK THAT THEY KNOW, TO VISIT THE PRISON...THEY BECOME VERY FEARFUL AND FIND ALL THE EXCUSES FOR NOT BEING AVAILABLE...THIS THE WAY AMERICA VIEWS ITS MOST COURAGEOUS..THANK GOD FOR THE NEW LEGISLATION WHICH HELPS US PROTECT OUR FAMILIES...MANY TIMES I HAD SAUGHT THE AID OF LOCAL POLICE AND WHEN THEY FIND OUT THAT I AM JUSTICE THEY GET UPSET AND BELIGERENT...I WALKED THE WALK AND TRAINED MANY GOOD MEN WHO HAVE GONE ON TO OTHER AGENCIES I AM PROUD OF ALL MY FELLOW OFFICERS...FOR THE NEW OFFICERS BE PROUD OF YOUR SELVES FOR BEING COURAGEOUS EVERY DAY TO SET FOOT IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH A RATIO OF 124 TO 1...CAN YOU CRITICS MATCH THAT?
speedy4405

AOL

#74 Jun 27, 2008
DeniseWhite wrote:
That Federal Correctional Officer position implies professionalism, but it's a joke. Applicants are hired without even taking an exam. A resume puts someone in the ranks and they attend a 3 week academy months later thinking they're Federal agents. They're not even allowed to carry guns off-duty.
The 2 jails in NYC, Park Row Manhatten, and Crown Heights Brooklyn, loose about 30% of their personnel yearly due to resignations and termination.
They're just an expensive-sinking ship.
I don't know where you got your information but besides what you say, we are allowed to carry a firearm off-duty for our personal protection. As far as everything else you said in the post, I never for one moment think that I am a Federal agent. I know what I am.
19 yrs in 1 to go

Kingston, NY

#75 Jul 9, 2008
in 18 years saw a fed murdered for walking his beat,, saw another one in Belview with his brain scrmbled with a sharpened comb thru his eye socket,,,( the agency blaming the officer for almost getting himself killed) ain't that f*&^%ed up... somehow those attackers made it to the hospital under escort from the SAME friends of the almost dead officer,, HOW ABOUT THAT FOR PROFESSIONALISM ?? how about watching another inmate on suicide watch to PREVENT him from killing himself and his crimes,, kidnapping, raping and murdering children,,, others officers held hostage, other officers beaten, how about odds of 181 to ONE. I'm glad I'm almost out, god bless those who fill my shoes,,, its another world ,,, dont judge unless you have walked in someones shoes.. good bad or indifferent these guys are there to save my life and mine thiers so that we are not a statistic for some gang banger and can come home to our loved ones each and everyday..AND KEPP THESE GUYS BEHIND BARS AND OFF OF YOUR STREETS. worked many years with Sal, trusted him with my life back then would be proud to serve with him again. keep the faith...MDC,,MCC you know you guys rock !! OKL too !! would make others heads spin... you guys do it 24/7.
disgraced

Allentown, NJ

#76 Oct 13, 2008
By Any Means At All Costs wrote:
Question .... for those making postings whom are obvious prior law enforcment officers hiding behind text, please state your current employment and past and years served THEN and currently , this post is coming from a law enforcment officer in total of 15 years with 8 of them with city of NY under both school safety as a supervisor, and executive protection services under the Chancellors office , then on to Fed Corrections at the MDC , whom after 3 years of service was prosecuted by OIG went to trial WON and now returned to duty in BOP in another state. Just know it is easy for those of you to cheer-lead from the sidelines and pass judgment as you stand in the firing zone daily and hope the tables dont turn and place you standing in a federal court room facing charges yourself cause it is THAT SIMPLE to happen.
Not Guilty
I get so sick of people judging us and they dont know half of whats going on. 1st congrads on your aquittal..... Second i worked with all of those officers in bk, and two have to spend most of their life in shu somewhere else because the were defending an officer. That inmate was crazy and beat the living daylights out of an officer who still haven't returned to work. He suffered severe nerve damage and no one is speaking on that. Another officer was beat in the vi by an inmate and visitor and nothing but its so easy for an inmate to cry and get heard but no one hears us when we are abused by them. Theres a new fear in mdc and that is fear to protect yourself because we will be the one in trouble not them. A female officer was smacked in the face hand print and everything and the inmate remained in the jail for months after. Poor Camacho he gets beat up and the responding officers go to jail. Tsk tsk tsk...
Former MDC Staff

Mesa, AZ

#77 Jan 5, 2009
Most of the posts on this site are missing the obvious issue. The issue is professionalism. Nowhere in the BOP are staff trained to remedy an inmate's conduct through the use of force, but through the use of authorized sanctions. With all of the scrutiny following 9/11, it should have been crystal clear to the Captain and the others that every use of force would be critically reviewed. The first time a Lieutenant became aware that incorrect techniques or excessive for were applied, she should have reported it via a memorandum directly to the Warden. It is quite a disappointment to place trust in staff who ultimately fall short with this type of conduct. Its also very sad--they're not bad people. Penalties to staff at the initial onset would have been mild compared to what those former staff now face. So my advice to corrections staff: Guard your actions closely and follow the rules. Failure to report is also a violation. Don't want to be a snitch? Get another job. Its not snitching to ensure professional standards, nor to protect your career, nor to keep yourself out of prison. They're not going to take the heat for you, so don't try to cover their misconduct.
Mom to the defense

Bayside, NY

#78 Jan 24, 2009
I must say, that anyone who thinks a law enforcement individual is free of being psychotic, is gravely mistaken. Any who are in the biz and protect those who beat or abuse inmates verbally, are just as guilty as those who beat inmates who cannot defend themselves. To be silent brings shame upon those who are truly working professionals and take their positions as guards seriously. Of course, I would imagine good law abiding correctional officers may fear the abusive ones, realizing their own lives or careers may be jeopardized for revealing the abuse.
arodz

Waller, TX

#79 Jan 25, 2009
I work in another state prision, and i'm reading all your entries. My hat goes off to yall,I know exactly what you mean. As correctional/law professionals we are always being jugded. However these offenders/inmates can beat, slap, through feces on staff, manipulate staff sexually, or monetary, or to bring in contraband, and to what maybe catch a case and go to lock-up. Meanwhile the officer is fired or sent to jail. I always wondered do the families really think there poor innicent members that are incarcerated wouldn't dare do these things. Someone needs to enstall cameras everywhere and then send the video clips to the families. I'm sure thier wife, sister, mother, daughters, fathers and etc.wouldn't be such advocates for these guys. Yes I do believe in proffessionalism, there are some who go overboard with UOF and they should be dealt with. As well there should be much more harsh laws agaist all the criminals who commit crimes everyday, agaist other inmates, staff, fraud.. Seems when you close the doors and they feel that no one is watching them, the real animal comes out, oh and of course we must be professional and not tell that davoted wife when shes visits her terrific husband, that last night we caught him having sex with a hiv postive inmate, or a staff member.. OOh remember we are proffessional don't tell her because thats wrong she'll find out when she gets the virus.. Those of yall who have never worked in a place such as this you have no idea what these criminals really do and if you did I wonder how many of you would be devoted then. Most of correctional staff are proffessional sometimes mistakes happen.
Mom to the defense

Bronxville, NY

#80 Jan 30, 2009
arodz wrote:
I work in another state prision, and i'm reading all your entries ....Those of yall who have never worked in a place such as this you have no idea what these criminals really do and if you did... Most of correctional staff are proffessional sometimes mistakes happen.
In the same manner that an inmate may get physical with the prison staff, so can the guards. More than likely, the inmate is going to be walking on eggshells, fearing if they sneeze wrong, they may get a beating or disciplined in isolation or stripped and repeatedly kicked in the butt or beaten and ACCIDENTALLY KILLED, as we read over and over again.
The rules are loosely interpreted and are not consistent. For example, something as simple as being allowed to phone home, can bring an inmate to his or her knees. Supposedly, at Riverhead, the rule is all guards must dial the number for the inmate but THEY DON'T DO IT. Then when a CO asks for the number and who the inmate is speaking to, if the inmate acts surprised, that is justification for further discipline????
There is an abuse of power from within the confines of the jail by the bad apple guards. My son has much good to say about those who are doing the right thing and respects their authority but for those who choose to beat inmates and think they can get away with it by claiming: "inmates are incarcerated because they are bad and can't be believed" is a bunch of BS. Just as every guard is not psychotic and looking to beat someone, neither is every inmate engaged in behavior as mentioned in your smear of all inmates.
Even the good guards fear the renegade ones, and refrain from boldly coming forward to report the abuse of power. There's a code of silence among the guards/police and those who break it, jeopardize their lives and their families.
I've had friends that are now retired from the police force and the stories they tell of renegades, are enough to make one sick. Those who abuse their power to the degree they kill or maim inmates, are people not to be messed with and the other personnel know very well to keep silent.
My posting on this forum is not meant to just air my concerns but to reach out to any who have been unjustly beaten and punished while incarcerated. Not only would I appreciate response from those people but also from the GOOD guards/cops. And please, don't claim to be good when in fact you are not. I can discern the difference.
My son is a Christian and by being in jail has learned his lesson. His battle with drug use is what got him incarcerated. He is non-violent, would give the shirt off his back. At age 15, he went to the defense of his black friend who was being taunted and racial epithets hurled. As a result, he was brutally beaten and suffered a serious head injury and is disabled as a result. He is always concerned about giving to others. He's only guilty of being vulnerable and giving. He's seen as an easy mark, one who would behave in a Christian manner and not bring charges but how mistaken they have been!
So, before you smear every inmate with the accusations you hurled, search your conscience. Where is your professional, unbiased character? With an attitude such as yours, I would guess you are biased toward law enforcement and think they are above the law and all who are locked up in jail must be feces throwing, HIV infected, lying sexual perverts.

Sometimes mistakes happen? You mean, the mistake of killing or maiming someone? And inmate advocates have fought to have cameras installed but guess who objects??? The unions!!
bobby c

Brentwood, NY

#81 Feb 22, 2009
you corrections officers who are all writing in lookin for sympathy and excuses on what happened are all full of crap,its about time the government came in and took control,you guys have been doin this stuff for years and gettin away with it,its only now that it came to life,i have been to nassau county correction as an inmate and this type of activity was rampant in this particuliar jail for years,and it was well known thru out ny for years,goin back to the elevator rides,and the aass beatings in the cells in the middle of the night,you guys have been out of control for years,you guys know what happened that day,the issue with methadone has been an issue for years at that facility,while all other ny jails detoxed its inmates as it should,nassau refused for years to address that problem,with guards making comments like ,"kick it like you shoot it"for years,look .you guys can go on and on about how you do a job protecting the public and put your life in danger time and time again,the fact of the matter is 90% of the time you guys are sittin around sleepin,then when a slight issue or mild crisis comes up that needs to be addressed you guys completly over react,usually with force,you know it as well as i do,from the notorious elevator rides numerous beatings,it all seems to be coming out now,i can only hope that something will be done to correct the problems
DeniseW

Medford, NY

#82 Feb 22, 2009
bobby c wrote:
you corrections officers who are all writing in lookin for sympathy and excuses on what happened are all full of ****,its about time the government came in and took control,you guys have been doin this stuff for years and gettin away with it,its only now that it came to life,i have been to nassau county correction as an inmate and this type of activity was rampant in this particuliar jail for years,and it was well known thru out ny for years,goin back to the elevator rides,and the aass beatings in the cells in the middle of the night,you guys have been out of control for years,you guys know what happened that day,the issue with methadone has been an issue for years at that facility,while all other ny jails detoxed its inmates as it should,nassau refused for years to address that problem,with guards making comments like ,"kick it like you shoot it"for years,look .you guys can go on and on about how you do a job protecting the public and put your life in danger time and time again,the fact of the matter is 90% of the time you guys are sittin around sleepin,then when a slight issue or mild crisis comes up that needs to be addressed you guys completly over react,usually with force,you know it as well as i do,from the notorious elevator rides numerous beatings,it all seems to be coming out now,i can only hope that something will be done to correct the problems
You're such an uneducated fool, you'll have your clown azz back in jail soon. You're favorite part of imprisonment is gay sex.

todd delamuca

“NO PLAYOFFS FOR YEARS”

Since: Apr 08

FOR THE POOR G-men

#83 Feb 23, 2009
DeniseW wrote:
<quoted text>
You're such an uneducated fool, you'll have your clown **** back in jail soon. You're favorite part of imprisonment is gay sex.
your favorite part is watchin it,get back on your bar-stool or i'll call the boys in riverhead and tell them not to let you watch as they shower!!
DeniseW

Medford, NY

#84 Feb 23, 2009
Hey wop-boy. Whatup? Still trying to act black?

Your mom looks like an elephant with a black dress on.

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