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3 Detectives Acquitted in Bell Shooting

Three detectives were found not guilty Friday morning on all charges in the shooting death of Sean Bell, who died in a hail of 50 police bullets outside a club in Jamaica, Queens.

Justice Arthur J. Cooperman, who delivered the verdict, said many of the prosecution’s witnesses, including Mr. Bell’s friends and the two wounded victims, were simply not believable. “At times, the testimony of those witnesses just didn’t make sense,” he said.

His verdict prompted several supporters of Mr. Bell to storm out of the courtroom, and screams could be heard in the hallway moments later. The three detectives — Gescard F. Isnora, Michael Oliver and Marc Cooper — were escorted out of a side doorway. Outside, a crowd gathered behind police barricades, occasionally shouting, amid a veritable sea of police officers.

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3 comments


  • Mike Belgrove

    We been covering Sean Bell’s case over at Highbrid Nation from the start and when I read today that the police officers were acquitted I was in serious disbelief. An unarmed man was shot 50 times and the people who did it are not responsible at all!? That’s crazy.

    April 25, 2008
  • Camille

    wow nesha.. i saw this post an it litterally left me speechless. . it disturbs me even more because we just finished discussing the emitt till case in class today and how those three men were acquitted despite the evidence against them such as a ring he wore that was found at the time they found his body and his mother identified as being his. i find myself being so angered by this because it shows how little progress we have made. we may sometimes think that things are completely different than they were years ago and we have come so far, and yes in some areas we have come quite far, but things like this remind us of the progress that must still be made.. my heart goes out to the family of sean bell because they did not receive justice.

    April 25, 2008
  • Jessica

    That is so fucked up.How could a man be killed,and his killers just walk away. This time they gone too far.Something has to be done.Sean Bell is someone father,son,bother ,and was going
    to be a husband.Change must come.

    April 25, 2008

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