Friday, April 13, 2012

Prime Suspect In '72 NYPD Cop Slay Had Been Under FBI Investigation

The New York Post reports that the prime suspect in the 1972 murder of an NYPD officer at a mosque was under FBI surveillance for at least seven years before the slaying.

Louis Dupree, who was charged twice in the killing Officer Philip Cardillo, 31, had been in the cross-hairs of at least six federal informants before the mosque shooting, according to bureau files obtained by The Post.

Cardillo, a father of three was gunned down inside a Nation of Islam mosque, 40 years ago this Saturday. No one has ever been convicted of the crime.

The shocking FBI documents reveal that least two of the informant’s identities were so sensitive, the bureau believed releasing their names could compromise national security. Another notes that several of the FBI’s informants within the Nation of Islam had “furnished reliable information in the past.”

You can read the rest of the story via the below link:

Note: I recently interviewed Randy Jurgensen, the former NYPD detective who investigated Officer Cardillo's murder and later wrote a book about the murder called Circle of Six. The interview will appear here in the near future.

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