NYPD Officer Philip Cardillo was fatally wounded April 14, 1972, after answering a fake 911 call of a cop in trouble inside Nation of Islam Mosque No. 7 at 102 W. 116th St. New York NY, this was a set up.
What was the deal why was a an undercover cop lured into the Nation of Islam Mosque No. 7, was he working drug dealers or gun runners and they found out he was cop?
From the photo at the top of the post, the undercover cop with the beard and the .38 special in his right hand looks like Frank Serpico legendary undercover New York City police detective.
Officer Cardillo died on April 20, and there were never any convictions in the case. In the Nov. 4 episode of the cop drama “Blue Bloods”, a similar scene was filmed in the same mosque — only instead of the officer dying, he was simply knocked out cold.
The Muhammad Mosque No. 7 which is the local headquarters of the Nation of Islam, has a historically contentious relationship with the NYPD, and was the site of a lethal standoff on April 14, 1972 that left the police officer Cardillo dead.
Officer Philip Cardillo was killed in a standoff with Nation of Islam members while responding to a phony 911 call from the mosque, which claimed another officer was trapped inside, undercover cop Philip Cardillo was set up.
“Hell, I would not walk into that Nation of Islam Mosque No. 7 rat hole without a sidearm and a loaded 12 guage shotgun!”
“As per Rudy Andre a retired NYC Detective assigned to the 28th Precinct in Harlem. A signal 10-13 was transmitted over the radio. I proceeded with lights and siren to 102 West 116 Street. I was familiar with the address having walked a foot post on 116 Street. I sometimes stood in front of those two large metal doors with the occupants needing to walk around me to gain entrance. Who knew of the dangers that lie just a few feet away? Louis Dupree 17X the dean of boys and the killer of Police Officer Phil Cardillo.“
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com