Anthony Dwyer

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Parole For Eddie Matos, Convicted Cop Killer, Opposed By PBA, Victim’s Family

May 12, 2018 - 12:15 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- He pushed a New York City cop off of a roof and to his death more than a quarter-century ago, in Times Square.

Now, a parole board will decide if Eddie Matos deserves a chance at freedom.

WCBS 880 reporter Ethan Harp spoke with those who are fighting to stop that from ever happening.

"My son will never get a chance to come back to his family. This guy does not deserve a chance either," Marjorie Dwyer said.

Marjorie Dwyer was surrounded by her family and her NYPD family outside of the parole office on West 40th Street, with one exception; her 23-year-old son. Officer Anthony Dwyer was pushed to his death, off the roof of a McDonald's in Times Square in 1989 after trying to stop Matos, who is now up for parole.

"He should stay there and rot in hell as far as I'm concerned," Dwyer said.

PBA President Pat Lynch said Matos should have gotten the death penalty, which was banned, or life without parole -- an option that was years away in New York's criminal justice system. That's left Dwyer's family with little hope of moving on.

"Once again, like they have to do every two years, they have to come here and tell the story," he said.

Matos will face the parole board in just over a month.