Rocco Parascandola, in the Daily News, tells the story of how, ninety years ago tomorrow, Patrolman Walter DeCastillia, assigned to what is still our local 84th Precinct, was gunned down and killed in a crime for which no one was brought to justice. Patrolman DeCastilia was guarding a cash payroll transfer at a business on York Street in what is now DUMBO, and was shot in an apparent robbery attempt. Various mob-connected men, including later Bonanno Family boss Carmine Galante, were charged, but never brought to trial. Read the details, and how Patrolman DeCastillia is remembered by family, in the Daily News story linked above.
Daily News on 90 Year Old Unsolved Slaying of 84th Precinct Cop
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