3 NYC jail guards indicted in 2012 Rikers beating

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NEW YORK (AP) — Three New York City jail guards have been indicted for beating a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate with a baton in 2012 and covering up the assault.

Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters says two correction officers and a captain were arrested on attempted assault and falsifying business records charges Wednesday.

Peters says the case was referred to prosecutors as part of a larger investigation into drugs, contraband and other misconduct in the nation's second-largest jail system.

Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson says the attack occurred the day after Superstorm Sandy in Rikers' George R. Vierno Center.

Authorities say a handcuffed Gabino Genao was beaten in a stairwell after being verbally abusive to the guards.

They were freed on $50,000 bail each following arraignment. They're next in court Sept. 16.

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