Bleakley Platt attorneys, William P. Harrington and John W. McGowan, to sue New York State Parole Board over release of Judith Clark
On Monday, May 13th, Bleakley Platt attorneys William P. Harrington and John W. McGowan, in conjunction with co-counsel Mark Blanchard and Dennis Lynch of Blanchard and Wilson, commenced an action in New York State Supreme Court on behalf of clients Arthur G. Keenen Jr. and Michael Paige against the New York State Parole Board (the “Board”) and Commissioners Tana Agostini, Ellen Alexander, and William Smith Jr. based on the Board’s decision to grant parole to and release murderer, Judith Clark, who was convicted for her role in the infamous 1981 Brinks robbery which claimed the lives of three innocent men: Sgt. Edward O’Grady (Nyack Police Department); Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown (Nyack Police Department); and Brinks Security Officer Peter Paige. Arthur Keenen is a retired Nyack Police Officer who was injured during the Brinks robbery and Michael Paige is the son of the late Peter Paige, slain during the robbery.
Through this action, our clients/plaintiffs contend that the Board acted improperly and failed to follow the statutory and regulatory guidelines in making its decision to grant parole to the convicted murderer Judith Clark. Ultimately, our clients seek a reversal of the Board’s decision and that Judith Clark be remanded back to state prison to serve the remainder of her sentence.
This matter garnered media coverage from many local outlets, including News12, the Journal News, Fios1 News, the New York Post, and 1010 WINS among others.
A link to an article covering the press conference and announcement of the suit: https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2019/05/13/brinks-victims-seek-new-parole-hearing-freed-judith-clark/1186735001/