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Killers of NYPD Cop Bid for Parole

August 30, 2012  | 

Photo: Paul Clinton
Photo: Paul Clinton

Four men convicted in the 1988 killing a young New York City police officer will be coming up for parole for the first time in November.

Philip Copeland, Scott Cobb, Todd Scott and David McClary will be given separate interviews with parole board commissioners at the prisons where they are being held, reports the New York Post.

They were convicted of the Feb. 26, 1988, slaying of N.Y.P.D. Officer Edward Byrne. Officials said the four shot Byrne, 22, in the head five times inside his marked patrol car in Queens in exchange for $8,000 from a narcotics trafficker who had been busted by Byrne a day earlier, reports UPI.

Comments (9)

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Morning Eagle @ 8/30/2012 5:34 PM

Our "justice" system is really screwed up when people convicted of a crime like this against a law enforcement officer, or anyone else, will even be considered for parole. Although we all acknowledge it would not have brought Officer Byrne back to life, these killers should have been executed long ago instead of living on the taxpayers' dollar for the last quarter of a century and now allowed the possibility of being paroled back into society.

RICHARD @ 8/30/2012 5:57 PM


Jeff @ 8/30/2012 8:00 PM

This is why so many people have little faith in our judicial system.

John @ 8/30/2012 9:18 PM

Parole, are you kidding me. These prisoner scum should of been terminated years ago. Do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars, and now time to strap you to old sparky.

[email protected] @ 8/30/2012 9:53 PM

Good ole new york state. Can't fry these pos's but you can feed and house them for 24 years, then they can go up for parole. Wonder how many cartons of smokes it would take to make sure these scum never see a parole board? Let me know where I can send the money. Anybody else in? Blues, Stay Safe!

Juan 10-13 @ 8/31/2012 6:42 AM

As a former MOS NYPD it churns my stomach to read this. got my support brother! I worked alongside my retired Brother inlaw who took five rounds from a POS after walking into a "Cuchifrito" fastfood enroute home from work. Thank God he survived and since retired. His brother was also injured in a separate incident and retired. I managed not to sustain any injuries resulting from my Firefight. I've since retired but am always "ON THE JOB" alert! Stay awake and alert at all times brothers! Peace be with you all!

justice @ 9/3/2012 2:50 PM

Abner Louima; Amadou Diallo; Sean Bell...hmm

Greg @ 9/4/2012 5:47 AM

"Justice" wrote: "Abner Louima; Amadou Diallo; Sean Bell...hmm"

Hmmmm...Daniel Faulkner and a lot of police every year shot by scum like the NY 4 killing for racism there (they passed up a female and black male officer and shot the white cop).

Larry NYPD4Life @ 11/30/2012 3:11 PM

I worked with PO. Byrne, He started with the New York City Transit Police Department and then transfered to the New York City Police Department before both departments merged. We served in FTU # 3 MidTown South PCT. together, he then went to 103 PCT. where he was Gunned Down like a Dog guarding a drug witness ARJUNE, REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER

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