Rikers Inmate Caught After Accidental Release
THE BRONX — Police and corrections officers tracked down a Rikers Island inmate Tuesday who was mistakenly released after serving just one month on a 22-month attempted armed robbery sentence, according to the Department of Correction.
After being released last week, Kimmanie Waisome, 23, was found and arrested by the Bronx Warrants Squad and the DOC's Intelligence Unit in a home in Jamaica, Queens, a spokesman said.
The inmate was sentenced to 22 months in prison on June 12 for attempted armed robbery, according to the Manhattan District Attorney.
But due to "a breach of departmental procedure,” he was erroneously released on July 14, the DOC spokesman said.
Waisome has two prior arrests in Queens. In October 2013 he was arrested for disorderly conduct and in April 2014 he was accused of criminal possession of a weapon. He was due to appear in Queens Criminal Court Wednesday for the weapons charge, according to court records.
DOC commissioner Joe Ponte lauded his department for the swift apprehension of Waisome and called his early release "a rare but significant error."
Two officers have been suspended and a captain is facing disciplinary action following his release, a DOC spokesman said.