Trial begins for alleged killer of NYPD cop from LI, Peter Figoski

Lamont Pride, 28, is accused of gunning down

Lamont Pride, 28, is accused of gunning down NYPD officer Peter Figoski during a botched robbery in 2011. (January 24, 2013 6:12 PM)

Opening statements were heard today in the trials of two of the men accused of killing an NYPD cop and father of four from West Babylon. Detective Peter Figoski was gunned down in Dec. 2011 at the scene of a botched robbery in Brooklyn. The trials for accused gunman Lamont Pride and alleged getaway driver Michael Velez opened today. A sea of officers packed into the Brooklyn courtroom in support...

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