Officer Peter Figoski
Officer Peter Figoski was shot and killed as officers interrupted the robbery of a drug dealer in Brooklyn.
Morales did not fire the fatal shot, but prosecutors said he planned the armed robbery of a marijuana dealer who lived in his uncle’s basement. Under state law, if someone is killed during a felony, the person who committed that felony can also be charged with murder.
Jurors heard opening statements Wednesday in the trial of Nelson Morales, a suspect setting the wheels in motion for a robbery that ended with the fatal shooting 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.
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.
Currently, children of slain officers and firefighters are entitled to $450 a year for college.
Officer Peter Figoski worked there until his death in the line of duty two weeks ago. He was promoted to Detective posthumously.
He valiantly captured the alleged gunman who shot and killed his partner and on Friday, the NYPD honored its newest detective.
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.
On a crisp and clear winter day, there was a cloud of grief hanging over Babylon on Monday as some 15,000 mourners came to honor the slain officer.
Though the suspects were not required to appear in court, they showed up and were met by a sea of blue.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly announced that a scholarship fund is being established in honor of slain Officer Peter Figoski. The Police Foundation Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund will pay help for the education of his four daughters.
The alleged gunman, Lamont Pride, appeared in court while being shackled and didn’t speak as he faced the first-degree murder charge. His four co-defendants were also arraigned Tuesday evening.