Monday, August 15, 1977

136 Policemen Will Be Rehired to Aid Hunt for .44-Caliber Killer

With 300 New York City police officers assigned to the hunt for the .44-caliber killer, and 75 more on an expanded search for terrorist bombers, Commissioner Codd said yesterday that 136 laid-off police officers would be rehired today, and more later this month.
The New York Post published a report yesterday that Carmine Galante, as a mafia chief of organized crime, had called for “5000 soldiers” to find the killer ostensibly to stop murders of young girls like his daughters. The Post also attributed the command to a loss of business for mob-controlled entertainments because young people were staying home more, out of fear.

Excerpt from Peter Kihss Aug 5, 1977 New York Times

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