As hundreds of Rikers Island correction officers took sick leave last year, coronavirus raged, detainees died, officers who did show for work pulled double and triple shifts, and elected officials called working and living conditions at the island’s lockups “inhumane.”

For one correction officer suspended from his job, it was party time.

Antoine Harris — known as “Abutta” — donned his party promoter hat and threw a bash July 31 at a Brooklyn club. At least nine correction officers out on sick leave attended the “Summer Jam” event at Polygon Brooklyn in East Williamsburg.

As hundreds of Rikers Island correction officers took sick leave last year, coronavirus raged, detainees died, officers who did show for work pulled double and triple shifts, and elected officials called working and living conditions at the island’s lockups “inhumane.”

Antoine Harris — known as “Abutta” — donned his […]

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  1. Ok he is a promoter he gets paid to promote partys oh sense he didn’t show up for wok and took sick leave he is suspended. If other officer wanted to work under them condition so be it. He choosed to take a step back. And do his other job.

  2. It’s not so much the man you are trying to defend, it’s the 9 other (at least) officers on sick leave that went to his party.

  3. His primary job is a correction officer not party promoter. 2 he left his coworkers to cover his shift they got punished for showing up to work 16 hrs. Fire him and let him be a full-time promoter see how that pays.

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