NYC PBA: Man convicted in connection to killing of NYPD officer from Long Island granted parole
A man convicted in connection to the killing of an NYPD officer from North Massapequa in 1988 has now been granted parole, according to the New York City Police Benevolent Association.
As News 12 has reported, Scott Cobb and three others were sentenced for the shooting of officer Edward Byrne outside of a home in Queens.
Cobb was the getaway driver.
The 22-year-old officer had been on the job for a month. Officials say Byrne was sitting in his patrol car keeping an eye on a witness who agreed to testify against a drug dealer.
State records show that Cobb could be released as early as Aug. 9.