NOW: Cop Killer Charged

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(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In the murder of New York Police Department officer Jonathan Diller, a merciless former convict now faces charges of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of the officer during a routine traffic stop.

Surrounded by fellow officers, Diller’s widow was visibly distraught as the court proceedings unfolded.

34-year-old Guy Rivera was accused in Queens Supreme Court of first and second-degree murder, attempted murder, and six counts of weapon possession. The courtroom overflowed with members of law enforcement standing in solidarity with Diller’s family.

Amidst the somber atmosphere, a mourner held a sign declaring, “Justice for Jonathan.”

NYPD PBA President Patrick Hendry expressed determination, stating, “I hope that vicious, violent cop killer took a good look at the crowd in that courtroom because he’s going to see us every time he comes to court.”

Describing Diller as a devoted family man and dedicated officer, Hendry emphasized his exemplary character.

Recalling the event, the incident occurred during a routine stop in Far Rockaway, where Diller approached a suspicious vehicle occupied by Rivera and Lindy Jones.

Upon noticing a potential weapon, Diller instructed Rivera to exit the car, only to be met with gunfire. Despite wearing protective gear, Diller was fatally shot and was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz condemned the act as “an affront to a civilized society” and emphasized the ongoing battle against illegal firearms.

Rivera, with a history of 21 prior arrests, was found with a concealed weapon during the incident. Jones, who had 14 prior arrests, was arrested with another firearm in the vehicle.

Stephanie Diller honored her late husband as a hero during his funeral and underscored his courage and sacrifice. President Hendry reiterated the NYPD’s support for the grieving family and stressed the unity within the law enforcement community.

Both Rivera and Jones are detained without bail, facing severe penalties if convicted. Rivera could receive a life sentence without parole, while Jones faces a maximum of 30 years in prison.

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