Disturbing new video has surfaced displaying a bunch of inmates viciously beating one other incarcerated man with a broomstick at a New Jersey lockup — with one of many attackers hurling a microwave on the unconscious sufferer, in line with the clip and his attorneys.
The caught-on-camera beatdown on the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark left Jayshawn Boyd, 22, in a coma and preventing for his life, his legal professionals mentioned Monday.
Video of the Sept. 23 attack shows six different inmates on prime of Boyd at one level, repeatedly punching and stomping him till he’s knocked unconscious.
Some of the inmates then double again, together with one who hits the incapacitated man with an industrial mop bucket, drenching him with cleansing resolution. Another inmate heaves a microwave immediately at Boyd’s head, the video shows.
It’s unclear what set off the assault.
Boyd — who suffers from schizophrenia — was initially taken into custody on the jail on Sept. 9 and attacked simply after being housed in a “designated gang unit,” Michael Thomas Licciardi, an affiliate lawyer for Brooke Barnett, who represents Boyd, informed The Post on Monday.
“That’s something we don’t know at this point,” Licciardi mentioned. “It appeared to be pretty quick, within minutes of him getting into the common area. We just received a copy of the video from a family member who received it anonymously.”
Seven inmates on the jail are going through fees together with tried homicide, aggravated assault and third-degree rioting in the attack, Licciardi mentioned.
A spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office recognized the suspects in the clip as inmates Byad Lockett, Darryl Watson, Isaad Jackson, Tyshon Armour, Henry Asencio, Jaquil Anderson and Maurice Hutchins. They had been charged in October, however the circumstances have but to go earlier than a grand jury, the spokeswoman mentioned Monday.
“Right in the beginning, you see Jayshawn’s hands up, but five guys are on him right away and grabbing anything they can to assault him,” Licciardi mentioned of the clip.
Boyd remained in important situation Monday in a medically induced coma at a hospital in Newark, Licciardi mentioned.
Jail officers had been “deliberately indifferent” to the beatdown, in line with a discover of declare alleging that negligence and improper coaching by the Essex County Department of Corrections prompted the attack.
“Damages in this matter are continuing and are yet to be determined, as the extent and permanence of Mr. Boyd’s injuries are as yet unknown,” a letter connected to the submitting reads.
The declare alleges Boyd’s constitutional rights in opposition to merciless and strange punishment had been violated by jail officers who put him in confinement that carried a “substantial and unreasonable” danger of hurt.
An Essex County spokesman declined to touch upon the discover of declare or issues beneath investigation by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, NJ.com reported earlier this month.
Licciardi mentioned Boyd, of Elizabeth, was not in a gang and was prone to be sentenced to 5 years of probation in two 2020 home altercations involving his mom and brother.
But Boyd failed to look for his sentencing in July and was later arrested on a bench warrant earlier than being taken to the Essex County jail, Licciardi mentioned.
The footage from contained in the lockup additionally clearly confirmed a scarcity of officers responding to the melee, the lawyer mentioned.
“On top of how truly disturbing the footage is, it’s equally disturbing to see no involvement of any kind of corrections officers,” Licciardi continued. “The attack goes on for multiple minutes; it’s a conscious lack of intervention.”