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Peter Figoski (credit: CBS 2)

2 Men Convicted In Death Of Officer Peter Figoski Get 25 Years To Life

Officer Peter Figoski was shot and killed as officers interrupted the robbery of a drug dealer in Brooklyn.

06/20/2013

Peter Figoski (credit: CBS 2)

Another Guilty Verdict Handed Down In Murder Of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

Figoski’s mother held her hands over her mouth and cried Wednesday as Kevin Santos, 32, was found guilty of murder.

05/29/2013

Officer Peter Figoski, left (credit: Handout); Suspected gunman Lamont Pride in a 2009 mugshot (credit: Handout/Guilford County Sheriff’s Office)

Lamont Pride Sentenced In Killing Of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

During the trial, prosecutors said Pride and four others plotted to rob a drug dealer who lived in a basement apartment in Brooklyn, but were interrupted by police.

02/28/2013

Peter Figoski (credit: CBS 2)

Accused Getaway Driver In Botched Robbery That Left NYPD Officer Dead Acquitted

Michael Velez, the accused getaway driver in botched robbery that led to the shooting death of Officer Figoski, was found not guilty of first and second-degree burglary.

02/13/2013

Officer Peter Figoski, left (credit: Handout); Suspected gunman Lamont Pride in a 2009 mugshot (credit: Handout/Guilford County Sheriff’s Office)

Jurors Find Lamont Pride Guilty Of Murder In Killing Of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

Prosecutors said Pride and four others plotted to rob a drug dealer who lived in a basement apartment in Brooklyn, but were interrupted by police.

02/11/2013

Officer Peter Figoski, left (credit: Handout); Suspected gunman Lamont Pride in a 2009 mugshot (credit: Handout/Guilford County Sheriff’s Office)

Deliberations Under Way In Death Of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

Lamont Pride is accused of murder in the December 2011 death of Officer Peter Figoski.

02/07/2013

Officer Peter Figoski, left (credit: Handout); Suspected gunman Lamont Pride in a 2009 mugshot (credit: Handout/Guilford County Sheriff’s Office)

Prosecutor Urges Jurors To Just Weigh Facts In Brooklyn Cop Killer Case

During his closing argument, prosecutor Ken Taub said while the defendant’s intent may have been to get away from a bungled robbery, he was also intent on killing any police officer who got in his way.

02/06/2013

Detective Peter Figoski (credit: Handout)

Co-Defendant In Brooklyn Cop Killer Case Testifies Against Murder Suspect

Ariel Tejada said Tuesday he started robbing people at age 16. The 23-year-old has pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in return for an 18-year prison sentence.

02/05/2013

Officer Peter Figoski, left (credit: Handout); Suspected gunman Lamont Pride in a 2009 mugshot (credit: Handout/Guilford County Sheriff’s Office)

New Evidence Heard In NYPD Cop Killer Trial

Defendant Lamont Pride said that he was trying to escape a robbery when he was confronted by a hooded man with a gun in his hand. He said that after a struggle, a shot went off.

01/31/2013

Peter Figoski (credit: CBS 2)

Fellow Officer Describes Finding Body In Alleged Cop Killers’ Trial

A fellow officer described the gruesome discovery of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski’s body Tuesday, as the trial of the two men charged with Figoski’s murder continued in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

01/29/2013

A photo of the crime scene of the Dec. 12, 2011 murder of Officer Peter Figoski. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Trial Continues For Suspects Charged In Death Of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

Surveillance video, a gun and graphic photos of a murder scene took center stage Monday at the trial of two suspects charged in the death of a New York City police officer.

01/28/2013

Peter Figoski (credit: CBS 2)

Trial Under Way For Suspects Charged In Death Of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

Lamont Pride ambushed Officer Peter Figoski and shot him point-blank in the head on Dec. 12, 2011, while Figoski and his partner were responding to a burglary call in Brooklyn, prosecutors said.

01/24/2013

Detective Peter Figoski (credit: Handout)

Suspects In Shooting Death Of Det. Peter Figoski Plead Not Guilty

All five suspect were formally arraigned. Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes said there will be no plea bargains and all five defendants will go to trial.

12/20/2011

Ray Kelly  (credit: CBS 2); Figoski (credit: NYPD); Lynch (credit: CBS 2)

Commissioner Kelly, PBA President Lynch Remember Slain Officer Peter Figoski

When asked how his union and other police officers would respond following such a tragic loss, PBA head Pat Lynch responded, saying they would “step in where Peter would have been” and “try to be the shoulder to cry on.”

12/14/2011