NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was an emotional day Friday for the families of two murdered New York City police officers, as they went before state Patrol Board with a plea to keep two convicted killers in jail.
As CBS 2’s Andrea Grymes reported, it is a fight the families do not intend to lose.
Holding pictures of their loved ones, and supported by two dozen police officers, the families of slain officers Harry Ryman and Anthony Dwyer made victim impact statements to the board, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
“It’s like ripping a Band-Aid off,” said Harry Ryman’s daughter, Margaret Ryman. “The hurt’s all over again, the pain’s all over again, and it takes weeks to get over.”
Margaret Ryman said there was no moral reason why the convicted killers should be paroled.
“I can’t see giving, granting parole to give someone another chance at life when they denied my father that very thing,” she said.