New York City Jails’ Investigations Chief Resigns After Reports of Brutality at Rikers

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FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, Rikers Island juvenile detention facility inmates walk single file to the jail's chapel for a visit from Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons and entertainer L.L. Cool J. The city’s juvenile jails are extremely violent and unsafe, the result of a deeply ingrained culture of violence in which guards routinely violate constitutional rights of teenage inmates and subject them to “rampant use of unnecessary and excessive force,” federal prosecutors said in a scathing report released Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
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Florence L. Finkle, the commissioner responsible for overseeing investigations in New York City’s correctional facilities, resigned Friday, less than a month after a federal report exposed the violent culture teen inmates at Rikers endure.