Jails Officer Faked Suicide Prevention Training For 74 Guards, D.A. Says

Vinette Tucker-Frederick falsified records as Rikers staff were under pressure to stop a rash of suicides, prosecutors said. Her lawyer said she is innocent.

Amid a suicide crisis in New York City’s jails, a correction officer falsified records to show that scores of her peers had taken a suicide prevention course that they had not actually completed, Bronx prosecutors and the Department of Investigation said on Friday.

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