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Parole Board Considers Releasing NYPD Sgt.'s Killer

January 03, 2011  | 

Convicted cop killer Michael Alston's appearance before the New York state parole board will be closely watched by law enforcement officers at the hearing on Friday.

Alston, a gang drug enforcer known on the street as "Sugar Bear," killed off-duty NYPD Sgt. Keith Levine in 1991, during an ATM robbery. Levine was heading home at 2 a.m. on Dec. 28, 1991, when he noticed the robbery in progress.

After chasing the suspects on foot and grabbing Alston (now 54), he was shot twice and left to die.

Detectives first arrested Mike Lewis, a crackhead with a 20-page rap sheet, who confessed. A police probe found he was innocent, which resulted in a plea deal (in 1993) for Alston of 15 years to life.

Father Michael Levine, a retired DEA agent who now teaches police and lectures on undercover tactics and informant handling, has been active in raising awareness of the hearing and encouraging fellow LEOs to oppose Alston's release.

Officers can contact the New York state parole board and voice their opposition to Alston's possible release. Officers can write an electronic letter to the New York state parole board.

Read the full story at NYDailyNews.com.

Tags: NYPD, Cop Killers, Parole Boards


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MikeAT @ 1/3/2011 8:28 PM

This human waste murdered two people before he murdered SGT Levine and now NY even considers releasing him. How the hell does this record indicate he can be trusted in the future. Please, spread the word, email, blogs, phonecalls and flood the Parole Board. This guy cannot get out.

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