We at Nass & Roper Law, PC often take Rikers Island claims and often enough they come with inmate injury reports which state things contrary to what the client is claiming. We often know the inmate injury report is lying but without video proof, there is little that be done to prove it incorrect other than depose the officers and hope that they tell the truth. (which they won't). Well finally, the NY Daily News did an expose on this very issue. It concluded that there is a culture of purging violent statistics. We knew it!
Here is the link:
And our friends did a good writeup on it over at RikersOnline.com: