Sean Bell Verdict (Breaking News)

All detectives were judged “Not Guilty” in the death of the Sean Bell case. This was decided in Kew Gardens Queens just moments ago. More to come as it is available.

Some additional details are that in the case the detectives had fired a bullet that went inside of a living room. They had also shot in a public area endangering the lives of those nearby.

Again, all officers acquitted of all charges against them – this is news as of 9:15 am, April 25th.

9:20 am
From someone who was in the newsroom, the judge’s verdict said that “the state did not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.” According to a reporter the parents of Sean Bell just stared upon hearing the decision and the mother shook her head and started crying.

This case is undoubtedly a very serious one and we can be sure that Sean Bell’s supporters will continue to try and take further legal action.

1 Comment so far

  1. Fern Cohen (ferncohen) on April 25th, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

    There was an impromptu march down Queens Blvd for a few blocks, led by Reverend Al Sharpton. Rev. Sharpton is encouraging peace, and discussion at the headquarters of the National Action Network in Harlem. By all accounts, the Bell family will pursue a civil case, for which there is not the same burden of proof. The commentators I listened to this morning are saying that they should be successful in a civil suit, and should also get some closure. In cases like this one, even a criminal conviction can’t bring back the dead. But I pray that the Bell family can fight this on another level, and I also hope Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD can make good on their promise to change things so this situation never happens again.

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