Rikers Island Prisoner who dropped a captain who edited the city with poop has twice tried to escape from prison – and has repeatedly attacked officers at the detention center because he faces no discipline, the president of the Corrections Leaders Association told The Post Sunday.
Arthur Brown, who beat Captain Nauvella Lacroix to death with feces on Wednesday, did two daring escape attempts Patrick Ferraiuolo, president of the CCA, from the prison complex last June, told The Post.
On his first attempt, Brown made it as far as the East River before being captured.
On the second attempt, Brown climb the fence and eventually reached a roof, where he was shirtless for 30 minutes while staring at prison officers on the ground floor before he was arrested.
Brown is currently confined to a new, specialized unit at Rikers for alleged criminals in need of special supervision. works to gradually eliminate solitary confinement, said Ferraiuolo.
He added that Brown had clearly “exhausted his time in punitive discrimination” and attacked at least six other DOC employees, including three captains, with poop because he knew he wouldn’t be punished. move anywhere else, says Ferraiuolo.
“He’s going to keep doing this because there’s no division behind it,” the president said.
“He’s basically doing it because he knows he can get away with it and he just wants to embarrass people and he just wants to spread the love as far as the other inmates are concerned. because they see ‘hey he’s doing this and there’s no punishment behind something like this,’ “it’s just a bit of information,” he continued.
“That’s his motive,” because I can. ” ”
Brown, who was locked up for allegedly beating two NYPD officers, has a long history of throwing feces at repair workers. Court records show that, when he was initially charged with assault in 2019, he threw human waste at an officer while inside the central reservation at Manhattan criminal court.
Two days later, he was charged again for allegedly punching and attempting to strangle a court official at the booking center, sources previously told The Post.
Given Brown’s history, Ferraiuolo says the most recent incident against Lacroix should never have happened.
“When a prisoner behaves that way and throws feces at uniformed staff, he needs to be quarantined, he needs to be put in punitive isolation, don’t get tired of talking about a violent prisoner and this danger,” fumed Ferraiuolo.
“However, they continued to herd prisoners. Not only was he not in punitive isolation, but he was in the same compound where he assaulted three of my captains with feces and other staff members.”
The DOC did not return a request for comment.