Four Rikers inmates indicted for the assault of fellow detainee


Four Rikers Island inmates were indicted earlier this week for assault after allegedly beating another detainee to the point of hospitalization, according to an announcement from the Bronx District Attorney’s office.

Moquease Mendez, 18, and Shatike Robinson, 23, were arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges of first-, second- and third-degree assault, as well as first- and second-degree gang assault. Akeem Williams, 22, and Nicholas White, 24, have also been indicted on the same charges and are still awaiting arraignment. An indictment is a formal accusation, and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.