WOODBURY - News 12 Long Island has learned two Long Island corrections officers have been arrested and charged in the beating death of a Rikers Island inmate.
Former guard Brian Coll, of Smithtown, and current guard Byron Taylor, of Brentwood, are facing federal charges.
Prosecutors say Coll repeatedly kicked inmate Ronald Spear in the head in 2012, while Spear was restrained. The inmate later died.
Taylor allegedly helped restrain Spear during the beating, and tried to cover it up.