New questions raised over Farrakhan’s Harlem mosque killing

By Bob Unruh

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan

New questions have been published by the New York Daily News over a killing of a police officer 46 years ago in Nation of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan’s Harlem mosque.

Headlined “The NYPD must let out the truth about an unsolved cop-killing,” contributor Randy Jurgenson explains the history:

“Forty-six years ago today, an NYPD cop named Phillip Cardillo was gunned down inside a Nation of Islam mosque in Harlem. No one ever served a day in jail for the crime. And for 46 years, the NYPD has been withholding evidence in his murder case from the public. It’s time they come clean.”

The actual anniversary of the shooting death was Saturday. And officials with Judicial Watch, who have sued over the secrecy of the records, noted the questions from the Daily News: “Could the secret to unraveling the Cardillo murder be in the withheld records of the NYPD? The Judicial Watch lawsuit may be the last chance to get to the bottom of New York’s most infamous cold-case killing.”

Jurgensen, a former NYPD detective, also wrote the book about the case, “Circle of Six.”

Even now, the author explains, “the NYPD won’t release investigative files, a promised report and an audio tape, preposterously claiming an investigation is still ‘active and ongoing.’”

Judicial Watch says a ruling in its case is expected soon. Legal action also is moving forward in a parallel case against the FBI in Washington.

Jurgensen writes, “The day Cardillo was gunned down, on April 14, 1972, I was at the mosque where it happened. Cardillo and his partners had responded to an emergency ’10-13′ call. A 10-13 is every cop’s worst nightmare: officer in distress. The 10-13 caller said he was ‘Detective Thomas’ and he was trapped on the second floor of an address that turned out to Click to see the original article