Cops vs. ‘Blue’

By PHILIP MESSING
Last Updated: 9:01 PM, November 11, 2011
 
Cops are seething at the CBS drama “Blue Bloods” for including a scene that reworked one of the NYPD’s darkest chapters, without acknowledging the violent death of an officer and the fact that his murderers were allowed to flee. 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 on W. 116th St. Cardillo died on April 20, and there were never any convictions in the case. In the Nov. 4 episode of the cop drama, a similar scene was filmed in the same mosque -- only instead of the officer dying, he was simply knocked out cold.