Sean Bell Trial

The NYPD trial of two detectives who opened fire on Sean Bell and his friends on that fateful night of November 25th, 2006, ended yesterday with calls for the firing of Detective Gescard Isnora from the prosecutor. Prosecutor Nancy Slater slammed Isnora for what she called a series of overreactions after leaving a Queens strip […]

Closing arguments in the trial of Michael Carey and Gescard Isnora, two New York Police officers charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell, are expected Wednesday. See Also: North Carolina Police May Not Answer Calls Without Gas Money See Also: 2 NYPD Officers Face Discipline Trial In Shooting Black Heritage Walking Tour Boston The officers, accused […]

A second NYPD cop who fired his gun at Sean Bell and his friends testified today that he saw another officer raise his gun and thought the Queens man was trying to run them over. Michael Carey, testifying at a departmental hearing in downtown Manhattan, said he saw his colleague Det. Gescard Isnora with his […]

The Atlantic blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates recently wrote a post on the NYPD trial of the police officers who were involved in the controversial killing of Sean Bell. While Coates believes that a cop who made a mistake like in the Sean Bell case shouldn’t be sent to jail, he does believe that their job status needs […]

The detective who fired the first shot in the barrage of 50 that killed Sean Bell testified Wednesday that he used the gun out of fear because he thought Bell’s friend would strike first. “All I saw was his arm coming up,” Det. Gescard Isnora said of Joseph Guzman, a passenger in Bell’s car during the fateful […]

An NYPD prosecutor Monday charged that two cops reckless shot Sean Bell. The defense countered saying that a “macho pal” of Sean Bell sparked the barrage of bullets. The two statements marked the beginning of the NYPD trial of  Det. Gescard Isnora and Officer Michael Carey. They are the first cops to face possible departmental justice […]

Close to five years after the shooting death of Sean Bell on his wedding day, his former fiancee, Nicole Paultre Bell, said that it was a “nightmare” to sit through the NYPD disciplinary trial. See Also: Will Smith In Sequel To Independence Day See Also: Black Travel: Explore Harlem USA “It can get overwhelming,” Bell, […]

NEW YORK-Detectives Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper who were acquitted for killing Sean Bell in a high profile 2008 trial, are now facing an NYPD disciplinary trial according to the New York Daily News: The NYPD would not provide any information on what would happen in the trial room, and lawyers for the […]