A Maryland man who has pleaded madness to homicide fees after inflicting a deadly, fiery Tribeca crash says Rikers Island isn’t any good for his psychological well being.
Sherman Harrison, 40, claims he was struggling his “first psychiatric break” in December 2018, when he sped down West Avenue at greater than 100 mph and brought on a six-car crash
Harrison, who ran from the crash scene along with his canine, was shortly arrested and finally pleaded not responsible by cause of psychological illness or defect to homicide fees. He’s additionally charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.
Harrison had been held for months at Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Heart on Wards Island, present process psychological analysis, when he was dropped at Rikers Island after a court docket look in June. He has been there since, in response to a Manhattan Supreme Courtroom submitting.
However chaotic Rikers Island — which is battling a scarcity of jail guards — “is neither secure nor acceptable for his psychological well being,” Harrison famous in his petition to a decide searching for a return to Kirby.
Reps from the state Workplace of Psychological Well being have ignored messages from Harrison’s legal professionals on the problem, the attorneys declare in court docket papers. An OMH spokesman denied the allegation and mentioned the state is working with the court docket on the case.