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The True Story of New York's Most Notorious Cop-Killer and the Cop Who Risked Everything to Catch Him.

In 1972, New York City was plagued with protests, riots, and general unrest.
During this tumultuous year Police Officer Phillip Cardillo was murdered in cold blood, a heinous crime that remains unsolved to this day. On April 14th, police were summoned to a Harlem Mosque - led at the time by the Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan - for a ten-thirteen: officer in need of help. With burning cars in the street and bricks flying from rooftops, officers entered the mosque amidst chaos and anarchy. The city was on the brink of a full-scale riot and decisions needed to be made quickly. Sensing a deadly conflict with the Nation of Islam and the Black Liberation Army, New York City Mayor John Lindsay, Commissioner Benjamin Ward, and Congressman Charles Rangel acquiesced to the city's black leaders and ordered the police out of the Mosque.

Subsequently, the details of Officer Cardillo's murder and the events inside the Mosque were covered up. Since it seemed no official investigation was eminent, NYPD detective Randy Jurgensen made it his mission to bring Cardillo's killer to justice. For almost half a decade, Randy did not rest, taking on the NYPD brass, the Mayor, the Nation of Islam, and seemingly at times the entire city of New York. His investigation revealed the tragic and shameful story of a political scandal and cover-up that rocked the NYPD and the Nation of Islam.

Circle of Six is the harrowing true story that lifts the curtain on one of the most controversial cases in the history of the New York City Police Department. Written by Randy Jurgensen and retired detective Robert Cea, Circle of Six details Jurgensen's tireless pursuit of truth and justice.

In the picture above, Randy is knocked unconscious from a brick thrown during the Harlem riot that broke out after Cardillo was shot. The picture first peared on the front page of the New York Daily News on April 14, 1972 and also appears in the World Almanac of 1973 under 'Race Relations'.