Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against NYPD on Cardillo murder lands in court; Did corrupt FBI have role in death of policeman?
Under New York State FOIL laws, Judicial Watch sought records, a final report, and an audio tape of a 10-13 “officer in distress” call made in the 46-year-old Phillip Cardillo murder case. Cardillo, an NYPD patrolman, was gunned down in a Nation of Islam mosque in Harlem in 1972. The NYPD denied Judicial Watch’s FOIL request, claiming that the Cardillo case, after more than four decades, is “active and ongoing.” Judicial Watch argued that, on both facts and law, the case is closed, and the public has a right to information.
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