Lamont Pride, the man accused of fatally shooting a New York City police officer last week, got in a scuffle with correction officers at Rikers Island on Monday, the Department of Correction said.
In a statement issued late Monday, the department said that Mr. Pride was returning from a routine medical exam when he “refused to cooperate with a routine search.” It appeared, the statement said, that he elbowed an officer in the face, and when a second officer tried to intervene, Mr. Pride elbowed him as well. The officers then overpowered Mr. Pride, who received a mild abrasion on his face.
Mr. Pride was put in detention housing and is awaiting a disciplinary hearing, the statement said. The scuffle is under review.
Mr. Pride has been charged with shooting a police officer, Peter J. Figoski, during an attempted robbery in Brooklyn. Officer Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the police force, was shot in the face and died five hours later. His funeral was held in Babylon, N.Y., on Monday.