NYPD detective Gescard Isnora has been fired for his involvement in the 2006 shooting of Sean Bell. Isnora initiated the firing of 50-shots that left the unarmed Bell, who was leaving a Queens strip club, dead on what was supposed to be his wedding day. Two other officers who fired shots and another ... More >>
The New York Police Department has a $22 million annual payroll of cops who don't work because they have "killed or assaulted people, violated civil rights, beat up their wives or girlfriends, driven drunk or hurt bystanders," according to a report by the New York Post. Dubbed the "rubber-gun ... More >>
An intriguing City Council race is heating up in the far reaches of Southeast Queens, where special election will be held on November 2.
The six-way race to fill a seat left vacant by late City Councilman Thomas White Jr. pits Sean Bell's widow Nicole Paultre Bell against a popular Rikers Island ja ... More >>
Sean Bell and fiance Nicole Paultre Bell.The federal government says it won't charge anyone and is ending its investigation into the death of Sean Bell, who was killed in November 2006 by NYPD cops the night before his wedding in a barrage of bullets outside a Queens nightclub.
The investigation is ... More >>
While the city council debates the naming of a street after Sean Bell, several other black people shot at by cops are turning up in the news. The New York Civil Liberties Union has been asking the NYPD for police shooting data broken out by the race of the victim. Supreme Court Judge Joan A. ... More >>
Given that Sean Bell's parents endorsed gun control advocate Richard Aborn for Manhattan District Attorney yesterday, we thought it was worth revisiting Aborn's statements about the Sean Bell case.
What we found was interesting: Back when Aborn, a former Manhattan prosecutor, was head of the non-p ... More >>
The parents of Sean Bell, an unarmed man whom police fatally shot on the night of his bachelor party in 2006, endorsed Richard Aborn for Manhattan District Attorney today. In a press release put out by the campaign, Bell's parents said they threw their support behind Aborn after learning of h ... More >>
When police officers in Brooklyn fired 50 shots and killed unarmed Sean Bell in November, 2006, Mayor Michael Bloomberg bluntly said the police used excessive force.
"I can tell you that it is to me unacceptable or inexplicable how you can have 50-odd shots fired, but that's up to the investigation ... More >>