Prosecutor son seeks father’s release in fatal Brink’s heist

FILE – In this Nov. 23, 1981, file photo, Rockland County and others lead a handcuffed David Gilbert from Rockland County Court in New City, N.Y., after a hearing in Gilbert’s felony murder case. Gilbert was convicted of murder in the deaths of two Nyack police officers and a Brink’s guard during an infamous botched robbery considered one of the last gasps of 60’s radicalism. Gilbert’s son Chesa Boudin, now the San Francisco chief District Attorney, and others are seeking clemency from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Gilbert, now 76 and still imprisoned for the Oct. 20, 1981, robbery. The case is more pressing due to the increased risk of COVID-19 among prisoners.