People cheer, jeer new movie role for Lillo Brancato
Yonkers resident Lillo Brancato Jr. is getting his first major movie role since leaving prison. Most people who spoke to News 12, but not all, supported his second chance.
Brancato was a breakout star in the movie "A Bronx Tale," but he spent eight years in prison for burglary in connection with the killing of NYPD Officer Daniel Enchautegui. He was released in 2013.
Despite the overwhelming response for Brancato to get a second chance, the victim's friends and family still want justice.
Both the Yonkers and the New York City Patrol Benevolent Associations released statements calling on people to boycott Brancato's film.
PBA President Patrick Lynch released a statement on behalf of the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association saying, "We will never be able to forgive and forget the role that junkie Lillo Brancato played in the death of hero Police Officer Daniel Enchautegui. To that end, we ask all right-thinking people not to support this thug's acting career by avoiding this movie and any project in which he is involved."