The woman who was to marry Sean Bell before he was shot and killed by police on the morning of their wedding day is getting $3.25 million from the city to settle the family's wrongful death claim.
The unarmed Bell was killed in 2006 in a barrage of 50 bullets after he and several friends left a Queens strip club that was being monitored by undercover officers for alleged prostitution. Bell's injured friends, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, are getting $3 million and $900,000, respectively.
Three cops were acquitted of any criminal wrongdoing, and the U.S. Justice Department found no grounds for a civil rights claim. The NYPD has not decided whether to discipline the officers. The city's top lawyer, Michael Cardozo, said in a statement he hopes "all parties can find some measure of closure by this settlement."