Trent Benefield

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Sean Bell Case: Feds Say No Charges, End Probe

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    Sharpton to Lead Pray-In Protests Throughout City Today

    On December 6th, thousands of protesters filled Foley Square to express their outrage over the Sean Bell shooting. Today, the Rev. Al Sharpton is promising civil disobedience, slow-downs and pray-ins at six locations around the city to protest the acquittal of three cops charged in the shooting. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    Sharpton, Nicole Paultre Bell Among Scores Arrested at Sean Bell Protests

    UPDATE: 6:30 by Sean Gardiner and Michael Clancy Photos by Cary Conover The Rev. Al Sharpton, Nicole Paultre Bell, Joe Guzman and Trent Benefield were among scores of people arrested at a series of demonstrations throughout the city protesting the acquittal of three cops charged in the fatal sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    Feds Pledge Bell Shooting Probe and Sharpton Promises Hit-and-Run Protests As Cops Walk

    By Sean Gardiner and Michael Clancy The three detectives charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell, gunned down outside Club Kalua in a hail of 50 NYPD bullets on the eve of his wedding, walked out of court free men this morning as Justice Arthur J. Cooperman declared them not guilty on all counts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2008

    High Times at the Sean Bell Trial (Plus Other April Fool's Madness)

    Missing from the front pages, but given heavy coverage in both papers is the testimony of Sean Bell's pal Trent Benefield. Benefield was shot three times the night Bell was killed and testified that he had no idea that the people shooting at him were cops. Benefield gets the "unreliable witness" t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007
  • NYC Life

    March 13, 2007

    Cop Killers

    What a week: Badge-wearers who kill get indicted; and a nut job blows away two aspiring flatfoots

  • News

    January 2, 2007

    Suspects as Usual

    After the Sean Bell shooting, the NYPD opened a surprising investigation—into the victims

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    Sean Bell Rally: Kill the Cops Who Kill Our Kids

    Members of the Bloods outside Sean Bell's funeral. Photo: Willie Davis/VerasSee slideshow: Sean Bell Goes Home and cover story, Guns Gone Wild "If you kill us, we will kill you"—that was the message cops heard from the New Black Panther Party at a rally in front of the 103rd precinct on Sat ... More >>

  • News

    November 28, 2006

    Guns Gone Wild

    NYPD gunfire goes up while crime goes down. What gives?