Mikulin: To Keep New Yorkers Safe, Cop Killers Cannot Be Paroled

Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C-Bethpage) stood alongside Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski), Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt (R,C-North Tonawanda), other members of the Assembly/Senate Minority Conferences as well as members of the law enforcement community to continue calls for stronger oversight of the state parole board. Since 2017, the parole board has freed 41 cop killers. Another cop killer, Mitchell Martin, who killed NYPD Officer James Whittington in 1982 and was sentenced to a maximum term of life imprisonment, is scheduled for a parole board hearing on June 11, 2024.

“I am proud to support my Minority Conference colleagues to call for immediate change,” said Mikulin. “The New York State Board of Parole is failing New Yorkers. NYPD Officer James Whittington deserves justice—his killer deserves to remain in prison.”