Mr. Fiorillo joined the New York City Police Department on October 14, 1963. From 1963 to February 1964 he was assigned to the Police Academy for training. From 1964 through March 1967 he was assigned as a patrol officer in the 105 Pct., Queens, NY. From March 1967 to April 1982 he was assigned to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office as an investigator and worked on various cases, including assignment to the Rackets Bureau and Fraud Bureaus. He also worked in the Complaint Bureau that took cases from walk-ins.
In June 1970 Mr. Fiorillo was assigned to District Attorney Frank Hogan as his personal confidential aide, bodyguard, and chauffer and served in the same capacity for District AttorneyÂ Richard Kuh for most of 1974, and continued in that assignment for District Attorney Morgenthau until April 1982.
Pete asked for and received a transfer to the Detective Borough Queens Homicide Task Force until he retired in October 1992. During that 10 year period of time there were approximately 2500 homicides that his unit investigated to a large degree. He personally assisted in hundreds of cases involving homicides, kidnappings, and other high profile cases at the Borough Commander's direction.
Several of the high profile cases that Pete worked on that were notable were the Howard Beach Incident, the murder of police officer Ed Byrne, and the attempted suicide of Queens Borough President Donald Manes, as well as many others. Pete testified at trials in many of those cases and frequently interacted with the Queens D.A. in doing so.
Pete retired at the rank of 1st Grade Detective. He then applied and received a NYS Private Investigators License which he gave up after a few years and continued working on a part time basis with licensed private investigators and several lawyers.
Pete continues to do pro-bono investigative work for indigents who he believes have been wrongfully convicted. Recently he has worked for a licensed investigator that is working on other wrongful conviction cases. Pete was an honest cop who fought crime and helped put criminals away his entire career but was equally dedicated to doing his job fairly and lawfully.
Pete will discuss the case of three black men who were intentionally and wrongfully prosecuted for a double murder he believes they did not commit involving the murder of an off-duty, moonlighting, NYC police officer and his employee in whatÂ the D.A. said was a botched robbery. Those men have been sitting in jail for 16 years, and he believes the D.A. knows they did not commit this crime. Mr. Fiorillo will take you through the investigation and tell you how the police and D.A., in his opinion, framed these men because then-Mayor Guiliani promised an arrest by Christmas Day or 4 days after the murders.
Pete will also discuss the case of Ron Bower who has been sitting in jail for 20 years now for a series of rapes Pete believes he did not commit and the investigating detective believes he did not commit.
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