Corrections Union Leader Norman Seabrook Arrested

June 08, 2016 at 6:29 pm

The FBI has arrested powerful union leader Norman Seabrook, longtime president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, on corruption charges for allegedly receiving kickbacks connected to the union’s pension fund. The arrest comes just as five of the ten corrections officers on trial for the 2012 beating of Rikers Island inmate Jamal Lightfoot were found guilty of all charges after prosecutors alleged that the corrections officers had written false documents to explain the inmate’s injuries. On top of that, this comes on the heels of increased federal investigation into the NYPD and scrutiny of Mayor de Blasio’s campaign fundraising during his mayoral campaign. Tonight, we explore the implications for the city and corruption investigations.

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