Queens lawmakers introduce legislation mandating life imprisonment without parole when the murder victim is a cop

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Ahead of National Police Week, which pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others, state Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato introduced legislation mandating life imprisonment without parole for defendants convicted of murder in the first degree when the victim is a law enforcement officer.

“Every day police officers risk their own lives protecting and defending members of the community, including strangers, so we can all stay safe,” Addabbo said. “Families of murdered law enforcement officers, like Officers Mora and Rivera who were killed in the line of duty earlier this year, should never have to endure this pain, and criminals of these heinous crimes must never, under any circumstances, be considered for release.”

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