Use of force charges dismissed against 7 DOC members of service.
ALJ Julio Rodriguez dismissed most of the charges brought against seven correction officers. He found that the Department failed to prove that the officers used or witnessed force being used against an inmate while that inmate was being searched.
Dep't of Correction v. Patterson (in PDF), OATH Index Nos. 2080/08, 2081/08, 2082/08, 2083/08, 2084/08, 2085/08, 2088/08 (Apr. 9, 2009).