Arun Venugopal

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Explaining the Ruling in the Sean Bell Case

Friday, April 25, 2008

A shocked, angry response from supporters of Sean Bell outside the Queens Courthouse today, when they heard the 3 officers charged in his death were acquitted of all charges. Joining us to explain why the Judge ruled the way he did is WNYC's Arun Venugopal, ...

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311 To Include Social Service Information

Monday, April 21, 2008

A new public service campaign says New Yorkers looking for social services can now just "3-1-1 it."

That's because the city's customer service line is being expanded to offer information on agencies and nonprofits that provide health and human services. Jennifer Jones Austin is with the ...

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Seattle Police Lures NYPD Recruits

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Seattle Police Department's aggressive efforts to draw officers and recruits from New York is off to a very impressive start. The Seattle PD paid for a large billboard on the West Side Highway, and spokesman Mark Jamison said all 700-plus seats at an entrance ...

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Intense Arguments Close Bell Trial

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

To say yesterday's closing arguments in the Sean Bell trial were intense would be just the beginning. Over seven hours, attorneys for the three cops charged in Bell's death made impassioned pleas for the clients' innocence that hinged on race and justice. Not to be ...

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Attorneys Make Closing Arguments in Bell Trial

Monday, April 14, 2008

After seven weeks of emotional testimony, closing arguments are underway in the trial of three detectives charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell 18 months ago.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal is at Queens Criminal Court and he describes how the attorney for Det. Gescard Isnora defended ...

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Complaints Over 9/11 Health Continue

Monday, April 14, 2008

Emotions ran high at a 9/11 Community Health Forum held downtown yesterday. A number of attendees spoke of their chronic health problems and the lack of federal health funds.

Joseph Zadroga, father of the late first-responder James Zadroga, said the government should have been aware ...

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Closing Arguments in Bell Trial Begin

Monday, April 14, 2008

Both sides in the trial of the three police officers charged with the fatal shooting of Sean Bell present their closing arguments today.

The prosecution is likely to expand on earlier statements that an argument involving Sean Bell and his friends, in front of the ...

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Bell Trial Winds Down

Friday, April 11, 2008

The trial of the three New York City police officers charged with the fatal shooting of Sean Bell is coming to an end, with closing arguments set for Monday.

And although a verdict is likely weeks away, black leaders are planning for what one of ...

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Defense Could Help prosecution in Bell Trial

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

It was a long, muffled recording, presented by lawyers defending the police officers charged with the fatal shooting of Sean Bell. But as WNYC's Arun Venugopal reports, the police interview of Bell's friend, Trent Benefield, may actually help the prosecution.

Benefield was interviewed in the hospital, ...

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Defense Begins Case at Bell Trial

Thursday, April 03, 2008

After nearly six weeks of arguments, the prosecution in the trial of the three officers charged with Sean Bell's fatal shooting has rested its case. Now, it's the defense's turn.

The prosecution's 50th and final witness was the trauma surgeon who operated on Bell's friend, ...

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Defense Produces First Witness in Sean Bell Shooting Trial

Thursday, April 03, 2008

The defense produced its first witness in the trial of the 3 officers charged with Sean Bell's fatal shooting. The witness, Officer Michael Carey, shot 3 times that night but wasn't charged. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

Officer Carey said the undercover, Gescard Isnora, clearly identified ...

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Surgeon Tells Court Bell's Friend Almost Died After Shooting

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A trauma surgeon told the court that Sean Bell's injured friend, Joe Guzman nearly died after being shot by police. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more on the prosecution's final witness.

Dr. Albert Cooper said Guzman's injuries were life-threatening. Guzman was shot at least 13 times - ...

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Heated Testimony in Bell Shooting Trial

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

There was damaging testimony for the defense today in the trial of three detectives charged in the police shooting of Sean Bell. Joseph Guzman is on the stand being cross-examined now. During direct he described how he was shot 16 times by police as he ...

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Bell Shooting Victim Takes the Stand

Monday, March 31, 2008

A star witness in the trial of the three officers who fatally shot Sean Bell took the stand today. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more on the testimony of Trent Benefield, who was shot three times that night.

Trent Benefield said he had no idea who walked ...

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Senior Protest Service Cuts

Monday, March 31, 2008

A group of senior citizens seniors gathered in front of City Hall yesterday, calling on the city to delay its restructuring of elderly services.

Bobbie Sackman, of the Council of Senior Centers and Services, says the restructuring could result in some centers being closed.

SACKMAN: Seniors will ...

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Sean Bell Update

Friday, March 28, 2008

Nicole Bode, reporter for the New York Daily News, and WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal update the latest in the Sean Bell trial.

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Bell witness: Cops didn't identify themselves

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another witness to the shooting of the Sean Bell testifies police didn't identify themselves before opening fire. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more from the courthouse.

Bell's friend Gene Nelson, said Bell exchanged heated words with a stranger in front of the club Kalua, and that ...

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Sean Bell Update

Friday, March 21, 2008

Michael Wilson, metro reporter for the New York Times, and WNYC's Arun Venugopal discuss what's happening in the ongoing Sean Bell trial.

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"Man in Black" Testifies at Bell Trial

Thursday, March 20, 2008

He's been variously referred to as "The Man in Black" or "The SUV Guy," and yesterday, he finally took the stand in the Sean Bell trial.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more on the prosecution's latest witness, and his often questionable testimony.

The defense sees Fabio Coicou ...

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Crime Scene Investigators Questioned in Bell Case

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Crime scene investigators continue to take the stand in the trial of three New York City police officers charged in Sean Bell's death. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more on the latest graphic evidence to be introduced.

The court watched as various blood soaked items of ...

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