Corrections Officer Nicole Bartley, 30, has been arrested for having an illegal sexual relationship with an inmate and smuggling marijuana. Bartley is now the 26th officer at Rikers Island to have been arrested for misconduct since 2014.
Drug-sniffing dogs indicated the smell of marijuana on Bartley Saturday morning and although officers could not find it on her person, her home in the Bronx was full of it.
Prosecutors said that marijuana was meant for an inmate at Rikers with whom she was having a sexual relationship, which, under New York State law, the inmate could not consent to while inside the jail.
The City Department of Investigations reported that Bartley as charged on Saturday with third-degree rape, sexual misconduct, official misconduct, promoting prison contraband, criminal possession of marijuana, and attempted promoting prison contraband.