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Judge Orders Cop Killer To Remain In Prison While PBA Challenges Parole

April 05, 2018 - 10:53 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Cop killer Herman Bell isn't going anywhere. At least not yet.

"We're gratified at this juncture that the judge saw fit to give us a temporary restraining order to stop the release of a cold-blooded killer, a person that killed two New York City police officers by shooting them 22 times," PBA President Patrick Lynch said.

His organization and the widow of murdered cop Joseph Piagentini have filed suit against the New York State Parole Board.

They said the board failed to take into account the intent of the sentencing judge when it decided to grant parole to Bell.

Bell and two other members of the Black Liberation Army killed Piagentini and Waverly Jones inside a Harlem Housing project in 1971. The officers had been lured there with a fake 911 call.

Bell was convicted after the death penalty was declared unconstitutional, but before the sentence of life without parole was instituted.