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NYPD Dismisses Officer Involved in Bell Shooting

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The NYPD officer who fired first in the Sean Bell case back in 2006 has been dismissed from the NYPD following an internal departmental trial decision approved by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Detective Gescard Isnora had been criminally charged and acquitted in the November 2006 case but lost his bid to stay on the force.

"There was nothing in the record to warrant overturning the decision of the department's trial judge," wrote Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne in a statement. 

Officers fired some 50 rounds into Bell's car killing Bell and seriously wounding two of Bells's companions. The City has paid out $7 million to settle claims that arose from the Bell case.

Two other NYPD officers involved in the shooting were cleared at the criminal trial but are expected to take early retirement.

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If there had been real justice, Gescard Isnora would be in prison for murder. He should consider himself very lucky to be alive and a free man. He killed an innocent civilian for no reason whatsoever. (He was the only person who testified hearing anything even mentioned about a gun, and he had every reason to lie. There were no guns except the ones in the hands of the police who killed Sean Bell and injured his friends.)

Mar. 24 2012 09:38 AM

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