New York Daily News

December 14, 2005

Not-Guilty Plea in Cop Slay

Crowd of Finest at court


HIS HANDS AND FEET shackled, accused cop killer Allan Cameron pleaded not guilty yesterday to slaying one Brooklyn police officer and wounding another as New York's Finest packed the courtroom.

Officer Dillon Stewart, 35, was shot to death on Nov. 28 after he and his partner chased Cameron, who had run a red light in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Cameron was arrested hours later and also was charged in the Nov. 19 shooting of off-duty Officer Wiener Philippe, 26, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Cops crowded the courthouse as a police union pushed again for tougher gun laws and demanded the death penalty be reinstated.

"Two in two weeks. Enough is enough!" said Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, also referring to the fatal weekend shooting of Bronx cop Daniel Enchautegui.

He said more cops would have been at yesterday's hearing but were instead attending Enchautegui's wake.

"We issue our call for the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer," Lynch said. "We must do something. Now is the time to do it. The murder of a police officer should not be taken lightly!"

In Stewart's death, Cameron faces counts for first- and second- degree murder, criminal weapons and marijuana possession and disobeying traffic signals.

Cameron was also hit with a seven-count indictment in the shooting of Philippe, including attempted murder, robbery, assault and criminal weapons possession.

He is accused of taking Philippe's jewelry, a watch, a driver's license, a MetroCard, an NYPD identification and credit cards.

He faces up to life without possibility of parole, if convicted.

Prosecutor Mark Hale told Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog that Cameron had made statements to cops. But prosecutors did not make the statements part of the public record.