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20 February 2013
Prison Guard Arrested for Rape of an Inmate

Major Michael Kopy
Troop K Commander
(Wappingers Falls, NY - February 20, 2013)

A joint investigation conducted by the New York State Police and the Inspector General’s Office of the New York State Department of Corrections, led to the arrest of 39 year old TYSHINIA LOVE BREWSTER of Poughkeepsie, NY, for Rape 3rd and Official Misconduct.

BREWSTER is a Correctional Officer currently assigned to Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill, NY, for the past 7½ years.  It is alleged that she has been involved in a sexual relationship with an inmate since 2010.  The two would become intimate during her shift assignments at the prison on the cell block on which the inmate was housed.  It is also alleged, as a result of this relationship, BREWSTER is approximately 6 months pregnant with the inmate’s unborn child.  The inmate, imprisoned as a result of a felony conviction out of New York City, has been transferred to another facility.

BREWSTER was located at her residence by Investigators Noreen Winterfeldt, Kimberly Hettwer, and Trooper Michael Ramirez, where she was taken into custody without incident.  She was transported to the State Police barracks in Wappingers Falls where she was processed.  She was subsequently arraigned before the Honorable Harold D. Epstein in the Town of Fishkill Justice Court.  BREWSTER was released on her own recognizance and ordered to re-appear before the Court on March 20, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.  As a result of this investigation, BREWSTER is also facing disciplinary charges out of the Inspector General’s Office.


                                             TYSHINIA L. BREWSTER 
Contact:  S/Inv. Steven G. Listner or Inv. Noreen Winterfledt, NYSP Wappinger 845-298-0952

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