Convicted Cop Killers Charged In Murder Of Third Officer
By: NY1 News
NY1: Convicted Cop Killers Charged In Murder Of Third Officer
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Two men convicted of killing two NYPD officers 35 years ago were arrested again Tuesday, this time in connection with the death of a San Francisco police sergeant at around the same time.
Police say Anthony Bottom and Herman Bell were arrested in prison. The two stand accused of murdering Sergeant John Young back in August of 1971.
Young was shot during a raid at his police station, just three months after NYPD officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini were shot to death in East Harlem.
Both Bell and Bottom are serving life sentences for the killings. Six others, including a man from Queens, are also charged in Young's death.
Investigators say the killings may have been part of a plan by the Black Liberation Army to kill law enforcement officers in New York and California.