Bishme Ayers Speaks Out on Alleged Assault by Rikers Island Correction Officer

Bishme Ayers, 25, with his attorneys Raymond Gazer, left, and Michael Braverman, on Oct. 20 in the Bronx, N.Y. Ayers says a New York Police Department correction officer beat and sodomized him with a metal baton as he lay handcuffed to a bed at Jacobi Hospital. The allegations by Ayers are now the subject of an investigation by both the city Department of Correction and the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

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