Sheriff: Deputies 'literally attacked, blindsided' during fight at Monroe County Children's Detention Center | WHEC.com

Sheriff: Deputies 'literally attacked, blindsided' during fight at Monroe County Children's Detention Center

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Updated: May 24, 2021 01:35 PM
Created: May 22, 2021 08:03 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Four deputies and two adolescents were injured after a fight at the Monroe County Children's Detention Center.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says that seven detainees attacked two deputies and a youth detention worker around 11:43 a.m. Saturday, with one person body-slamming a female deputy and others using chairs as weapons. Additional staff responded and the facility was eventually secured. 

The center has seen an uptick in violent situations in recent weeks, according to the sheriff's office. This has led to more assistance from deputies. 

Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter Monday told reporters the center called for additional help Friday, and the two deputies were assigned for both Friday and Saturday. 

"They had their backs turned to the rest of the crowd," Baxter said. "There were five more people in the room and out of nowhere they stood up, they talked for a brief second and literally attacked, blindsided the two deputies when they were down on the ground, slamming a chair over their head, and then just the typical chaos fight occurred. One of the deputies was body-slammed, literally raised above the head of the subject, and slammed to the hard surface."

Four deputies were treated for injuries and released, but there were no serious injuries. The center is working with New York State to ensure proper reports are filed and families are notified of the incident. 

Baxter said 10 of the 30 residents at the detention center are there because they're charged with murder. One of the accused fighters Saturday charged with murder is from Westchester County. 


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