A few days ago I asked him what he was reading. His reply:
I’m currently reading Circle of Six: The True Story of New York's Most Notorious Cop Killer and The Cop Who Risked Everything to Catch Him by NYPD Detective Randy Jurgensen and Robert Cea. It’s a gut-wrenching account of how city and police officials in 1972 stymied an investigation into the murder of patrolman Phillip Cardillo, who was shot in the line of duty inside a Harlem mosque. Many of the events took place in the same beleaguered command where I worked, the Two-eight. More than thirty years after Officer Cardillo’s death, I saw unauthorized “Remember Cardillo” stickers plastered around our station house, a show of eternal solidarity and defiance that I am only now beginning to understand thanks to Jurgensen’s brilliant reporting.Learn more about Bad Cop and its author at Paul Bacon's website.