Home / America / 26th Rikers Island Officer To Be Arrested in Two Years; Nicole Bartley Charged With Rape and Smuggling
rikers-contraband-copy

26th Rikers Island Officer To Be Arrested in Two Years; Nicole Bartley Charged With Rape and Smuggling

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.

Read More at Pix11

About Rebecca Lawrence

Rebecca Lawrence is a freelancer in Brooklyn, NY. She is owned by two blind cats. Tweet at her @rebeccalawrence

Check Also

Officers investigate the scene of a shooting in Baton Rouge, La., in February.
Bill Feig/AP

Blue Lives Matter Law Passes in Louisiana; Cops Now Protected Under Hate Crime Legislation

Law makes it a hate crime to assault police officers in Louisiana.   Earlier today, …