Cuomo Commutes Sentences of 1981 Brink’s Theft Participant and 4 Others

Killed within the theft had been Sgt. Edward O’Grady, Officer Waverly Brown and Peter Paige, a Brink’s guard. The commutation of Mr. Gilbert’s sentence, like Ms. Clark’s earlier than him, outraged the regulation enforcement group in Rockland County.

“It’s absurd,” Arthur Keenan Jr., a retired detective with the Nyack Police Division, who was wounded within the shootout, stated on Monday. He stated Mr. Cuomo “is stabbing all of regulation enforcement within the again, and after I say all, I’m speaking about federal, state, native — all throughout the entire nation — as a result of he’s a traitor.”

In an announcement, Ed Day, the Rockland County govt, stated that Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, had “debased himself” and the workplace of the governor.

“As if victimizing 11 girls, together with members of his personal workers, was not despicable sufficient, his commutation of the 75-years-to-life sentence of David Gilbert is an additional assault on the individuals of Rockland and New York State,” stated Mr. Day, a Republican. “Andrew Cuomo continues to concentrate on the well-being of murderers relatively than the victims of those horrible offenses.”

Additionally among the many 5 individuals whose sentences had been commuted on Monday was Ulysses Boyd, 66, who was convicted of 1 depend of second-degree homicide, and of two counts of second-degree prison possession of a weapon. Mr. Boyd has served 35 years of a 50-years-to-life sentence for killing Harold Bates throughout an encounter at a drug home in 1986.

“Occasions doesn’t go by that I don’t consider Mr. Harold Bates and his household as a result of I nonetheless bought my household,” he stated in a video filmed earlier than the coronavirus outbreak. “I can nonetheless see my youngsters. They don’t have that alternative no extra.”

Mr. Boyd stated he has an enlarged coronary heart and power arthritis, and had pneumonia final 12 months.

“After I get up within the morning, I’m in ache,” Mr. Boyd stated within the video. “Principally, I’m simply ready to die.”

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