Wesley Hills man indicted for attempting to murder a corrections officer
A Wesley Hills man has been
indicted for attempting to murder a corrections officer.
Israel Gourion, 31, is
accused of attacking the officer at the Rockland County Jail by putting her in
a chokehold back on February 10.
News 12 is told another
inmate quickly ran to the aid of the officer and separated the two, saving the
Gourion was an inmate of the
jail at the time of the attack.
In a post on Facebook,
Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh II said, “We must ensure that
we prosecute this individual for the attack on one of our Corrections Officers.
The violent behavior cannot be tolerated. Thankfully, the officer was not more
gravely injured. The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office has been working with my
office to continue the investigation and the prosecution. “