Justice For Sean Bell? Cops Who Killed Groom-To-Be On Wedding Day Fired From Force

Sean Bell, Daughter Jada Cops Who Killed HIm

Police Officers Who Fired 50 Shots At Unarmed Sean Bell, Killing Him On His Wedding Day, Finally Stripped Of Badges

It’s about time this happened right?

The cops that gunned down Sean Bell, the Queens man killed on his wedding day in a 50-shot fusillade, will be drummed out of the department, the NYPD said Friday.

Detective Gescard Isnora, who fired the shot that touched off the senseless 2006 killing, was found to have violated department guidelines by shooting his weapon while undercover. He will be fired and will not get a pension or health benefits.

Three other officers involved, Detective Michael Oliver, Detective Marc Cooper and Lt. Gary Napoli cut plea deals with the department that allowed them to keep all or part of their pensions if they resign from the department.

They are expected to hand their paperwork over to the pension board on Monday, police sources said.

“It really don’t matter,” said William Bell, the slain groom’s father.

“They still have lives. Pension or no pension, they’re still walking around, they’ll get another job.

My son doesn’t have a chance to start over again.”

On the night of the shooting, Bell and two friends, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, were celebrating the final hours of his bachelorhood at Club Kalua, a strip bar in Jamaica. As the three left the club and were heading to their car, Guzman got into an argument with a man outside the bar.

The cops, part of a task force that specialized in vice collars, saw the argument and believed Guzman was going to his car to get a gun.

As they moved in on the group, Bell, who toxicology reports show was legally drunk, tried to flee in the car with his buddies.

His car smashed into a police van, injuring one cop. That’s when Isnora fired the first of 11 shots. Oliver fired 31 of the 50 shots. Cooper shot four times. The groom and his buddies were unarmed.

The cops were found not guilty at a criminal trial in 2008, but at a subsequent civil trial the city settled for $7.15 million.

Officer Michael Carey, who fired three shots, was also found not guilty in a departmental trial. Detective Paul Headley, who fired once, received a departmental reprimand.

After a lengthy probe, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice decided not to file charges.

The shooting set of a firestorm of protests in the community, which blamed racial bias and police brutality. Even Mayor Bloomberg weighed in calling it “excessive force.”

The president of the Detectives Endowment Association condemned the firings.

“The decision was disgraceful, excessive and unprecedented,” said the union president Michael Palladino.

“Stripping a cop of his livelihood and his retirement is usually reserved for cops who turn to a life of crime and disgrace the shield, not for someone whose actions were justified by both a court of law and by the U.S. Department of Justice.”

SMH. These men had no regard for human life. Do you think the police department did enough by having them removed? Or is it too little too late?

Source

More On Bossip!

One In Every Family: Celebrity “Ugly Ducklings”
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: Jenny From The Block Still Wants To Hop On Diddy’s …

Cheapskates: Celebrity “Jerks” That Left Horrible Restaurant Tips

Nicki Minaj Tells Complex “I’m Trying To Prove That I Don’t Have To Settle For Less Because I’m A Female Rapper Or Because I’m Black”

Skittles Steps Up And Speaks Out On The Trayvon Martin Murder

Slain teen Trayvon Martin was carrying a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona iced tea when he was murdered by “neighborhood watchman”, George Zimmerman Continue »

#HoodiesUp! Miami Heat Players Show Support For Trayvon Martin

The same day President Obama commented for the first time on the fatal shooting of unarmed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, All-Star guard Dwyane Wade and his Miami Heat teammates also injected themselves into the conversation Continue »

A “Lil Positivity”: Viola Davis Saved Adopted Baby Girl, Genesis’ Biological Mother Is A Crack Addicted Prostitute

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon

It’s great to hear Viola is affording baby Genesis a life she would never ordinarily have in the foster system: Continue »

RihRih Brings Her Thug Life To Whole Foods And Cooks Up Caribbean B’Day Party For Grandma Dolly!

Singer Rihanna out getting some wine and then grocery shopping at Whole Foods before heading to a friends house in New York City, NY on March 16, 2012.

RihRih was spotted shopping it up at this Brooklyn Whole Foods market Friday for the ingredients essential to a great Bajan style birthday celebration for her Grandma Dolly! Continue »

A “Lil Positivity”: Tim Tebow Spends The Day With 4 Year-Old Leukemia Victim

Tim Tebow made the day, probably the month of four-year-old leukemia sufferer Preston Winslow and his family Saturday Continue »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 10,320 other followers