Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

For Immediate Release

April 21, 2017

Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645

Rockland County Executive Vows to Continue Fight to Keep Judith Clark in Prison

NEW CITY, N.Y. – Rockland County Executive Ed Day today expressed relief that Judith Clark was denied parole for her part in the 1981 Brinks robbery and vowed to continue to fight to keep her in prison.

"Judith Clark needs to spend the rest of her life behind bars to pay her debt to society," said Day. "She is a domestic terrorist who does not deserve to walk among the free."

Clark was sentenced to 75 years-to-life for her role in the holdup of a Brinks armored car at the Nanuet Mall.

A Brinks guard, Peter Paige, was killed at the scene. Two Nyack police officers, Sgt. Edward O'Grady and Officer Waverly "Chipper" Brown, were killed at a roadblock in Nyack.

"Judith Clark was treated fairly by our justice system – a system for which she showed nothing but contempt," Day said. "The judge rightfully concluded that she needed to spend the rest of her life in jail. "

The County Executive, a former NYPD lieutenant commander, has strongly criticized Governor Cuomo's decision to commute Clark's sentence.

He noted that the families of the Brinks victims will have to be on alert every two years when Clark appears before the Board of Parole.

"The families will not be alone," Day said. "As long as there is a breath in my body, I will join the law enforcement community to oppose the release of this convicted cop-killer."