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NY Cop Killer to Soon be Paroled
Anthony Blanks, now 69, was convicted of first-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in 1978 for the veteran officer's killing. He was sentenced to 25 years to life.
October 13, 2022
VA Governor Appoints Trooper's Widow to Parole Board
Michelle Dermyer, an advocate for survivors of crime whose husband, Trooper Chad Dermyer, was fatally shot on duty in 2016 at the Greyhound bus station in Richmond.
April 8, 2022
Release of Convicted Cop-Killer Delayed
The release of a man convicted in the murder of an officer with the Richmond (VA) Police Department in 1979 has been put on hold, and an investigation into the parole board's handling of his case has begun.
May 11, 2020
Virginia Releases Convicted Cop Killer on Parole
A parole board in Virginia released on parole a man convicted of the 1979 premeditated capital murder of a young Richmond police officer.
April 30, 2020
Convicted Cop-Killer Set to be Released on Parole
Margaret Mosomillo—widow of NYPD officer Anthony Mosomillo—wasn't even notified of the parole hearing during which parole was granted to Betsy Ramos.
November 26, 2019
No Parole for Cop Killers
Far too many individuals convicted of murdering a law enforcement officer have been allowed to walk free on parole.
October 11, 2019
NYPD Union Chief Calls on Lawmakers to Fix 'Broken' Parole System
New York Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch called on state lawmakers to fix what he said was a "broken" parole system that has allowed killers to walk free.
October 2, 2018
New York Cop Killer Granted Parole
Robert Hayes—who has spent the past 44 years in prison—had been denied parole 10 previous times.
June 25, 2018
Killer of 2 NYPD Officers Released from Prison
State prison officials say they’re abiding by an appellate judge’s decision Wednesday that denied a police union’s request for a temporary restraining order to keep 70-year-old Herman Bell behind bars.
April 30, 2018
New York Lawmaker Wants Parole Board Members who Freed Cop Killer Removed
Bell — one of three Black Liberation Army members who killed NYPD Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones in 1971 — was granted parole by the board following an interview with him earlier this Monday.
March 19, 2018
NY Judge Says Cop Killer's Parole Board Can't Consider Letters from Troopers
A state judge has blasted a cop-killer's parole board for considering letters from cops in denying the 74-year-old murderer's release after 43 years in prison.
October 30, 2017
Parole of Man Charged in 1984 Killing of LAPD Officer Overturned by CA Governor
California's governor has overturned a parole board's recommendation to release a man convicted of masterminding a 1984 armed robbery that led to a shootout with police and killed a Los Angeles officer.
September 21, 2017
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