A whistleblowing guard, John Pisciotta, was fired from his job the day a psychotic guard was convicted of deliberately yanking out a mentally ill prisoner's eyeball. If you wanted to know why honest law enforcement officers seldom stand up to their brutal colleagues — it's because their fellow officers and commanders will usually punish them.
|John Pisciotta (top left) told the truth about the sadistic, roid-raging|
prison guard William Wilson (top right). The bottom photo shows how
honest law enforcement officers are treated by their fellow "officers."
By Doyle MurphyA Florida prison guard was fired after exposing a fellow corrections officer who gouged out a mentally ill inmate’s eye.
Whistleblower John Pisciotta, who witnessed the sickening attack, learned he’d lost his job on the same day his brutal colleague was convicted on federal charges, the Miami Herald reported.
“I knew once I did the right thing and I stepped forward... my career would be over,” Pisciotta told jurors during the 2009 trial. “It’s something you don’t do. You don’t go against other officers, because my life has been a living hell ever since.”
Pisciotta, who grew up in Long Island, was part of an “extraction team” assigned in 2008 to pull inmate Kelly Bradley from his cell in the psych ward of Charlotte Correctional Facility.
The schizophrenic prisoner had used his mattress to barricade himself in, and a veteran supervisor sent the officers to remove him.
“This inmate was cowering under a blanket in the corner of his cell,” Pisciotta told the Miami Herald. “He was an older man, very frail and mentally ill. He wasn’t trying to fight anybody. He was just scared. He was no threat to anyone.”
A muscle-bound officer, William Hamilton Wilson, jammed his finger into Bradley’s eye, “digging and digging” until he popped it out of the socket, Pisciotta testified.