NYC Investigators Accuse Rikers Island Official of Spying


An internal affairs official at Rikers Island is facing accusations that his subordinates secretly eavesdropped on New York City investigators.

Gregory Kuczinski was placed on restricted duty. In a statement, the city Department of Investigation accused him of directing his staff to listen in on calls between the watchdog agency and confidential inmate informants. It said the surveillance continued despite a directive saying it should stop.

The case is the latest setback for a sprawling jail facility plagued by corruption and violence.