A Day of Remembrance,’ for NYPD officer Phillip Cardillo who was gunned down forty-nine years ago, inside the Nation of Islam mosque on 116th street in Harlem. The observance was held Saturday April 17th, 2021 from 11:00AM -12:30 PM at 130-30 28th Avenue in Queens, New York 11354.
Members of the Cardillo family, clergy, NYPD, Long Island Shields, Queens elected officials and former NYPD Detective Randy Jurgensen will commemorate the life of Patrolman Cardillo.
Jurgensen was active in the campaign with NYC Councilman Peter Vallone, NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association’s Ed Mullins, and NYPD Patrolman Tim Motto (now deceased) to have this College Point, Queens street renamed after Patrolman Cardillo, In 2015, the street was renamed to “Patrolman Philip Cardillo Way.”
To date, no one has ever served a day in jail for the crime. Additionally, for the past 4 years, the FBI and the NYPD have been withholding evidence in the Cardillo murder case. The watchdog group Judicial Watch sued the FBI and NYPD in New York State Supreme Court for failing to produce records in the case. The FBI is not releasing any investigative files, because the NYPD now claims there is an active investigation. Why would the FBI and especially The NYPD not be forthcoming with the information we are seeking. Does the cover-up continue?NYPD Patrolman Phillip Cardillo, more than 43 years after he was fatally shot in the controversial Harlem Mosque incident.
In attendance at the day of remembrance, who spoke: Inspector Andre M. Brown Commanding Officer 28 Precinct, PBA Manhattan North Financial Secretary Joe Strong, Senator John Liu, NYPD Assistant Chief Chaplain Monsignor Robert J. Romano, who did the opening and closing prayers., and Randy Jurgensen , Former New York Police department detective who investigated the Homicide of Phillip Cardillo spoke in detail, about , what had happened and forty nine years later, that the NYPD and FBI, were not giving certain information, which could possibly solve the case one and for all, Mr. Jurgensen went on to say, that an Journalist was investigating and writing a book about this and hopefully that might shred some light on this case.