ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Republican individuals of the New York state Senate are calling on parole officers to disclaim the discharge of a person convicted in the deaths of two New York City police officers in 1971.
Sen. Patrick Gallivan and different GOP lawmakers held a press convention Tuesday to induce New Yorkers to signal a petition opposing the discharge of Herman Bell, who has a parole listening to subsequent month.
Bell, now 70, used to be one of 3 males convicted of homicide for the killings of officers Joseph Piagentini (pee-ah-jehn-TEE’-nee) and Waverly Jones in a Harlem housing advanced. The officers have been lured the usage of a bogus 911 name. Jones used to be shot in the top; Piagentini died after being shot 22 occasions.
Bell argues he has reformed throughout 44 years in jail and is now not a danger.