The city police union said Thursday that a convicted police killer, who shot an off-duty NYPD cop trying to stop a trio of car thieves in 1980, said the police union on Thursday.
Paul Ford, 58, one of the three people sentenced to death by police officer Harry Raman on August 15, 1980, is scheduled to be released next month despite being sentenced to life imprisonment in the case, Police well-meaning association said on Twitter.
Another man convicted in the police killing, 62-year-old Barrington Young, was released last year, records show.
The third convict, 59-year-old Cornelius Buckner, has also been given a parole hearing, the police union said.
Police have come before the parole board for years to put the three behind bars.
“I just told them, ‘Harry didn’t have a chance to see his children grow up, he didn’t have the chance to see his children get married, and he didn’t get to see his grandson,” Phil Ferrante. “Raman’s former partner at the 60th Precant in Coin Island after a 2006 parole board hearing.
Ford was convicted of murder, possessing weapons, attempted robbery, and grand larceny, records show.