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Low Conviction Rates in Criminal Cases against NYPD

Monday, June 18, 2012

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Officer Richard Haste faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of first degree manslaughter in the Bronx shooting of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham. But law enforcement experts say officers are rarely convicted in criminal misconduct cases.

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Dismissed Sean Bell Cop Plans Legal Action: Lawyer

Monday, March 26, 2012

A New York City detective who was fired on Friday for his role in connection to the 2006 shooting death of an unarmed man as he left his bachelor party plans to pursue legal action, according to his lawyer Philip E. Karasyk. 

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The Final Chapter of the Sean Bell Shooting

Monday, March 26, 2012

Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, discusses the final decision in the Sean Bell shooting and what it tells us about the NYPD's disciplinary process, as well as what the case means in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida.

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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.

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Sean Bell's Family Asks to Meet With Top Cop Kelly

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Sean Bell's family expressed gratitude at an administrative judge's recommendation Wednesday, calling for officer Gescard Isnora to be fired by the New York Police Department. Isnora was one of several officers involved in the 2006 shooting that killed Bell. Now it's up to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to make the final decision on whether Isnora is fired.

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NYPD Says Cop in Sean Bell Shooting Was Reckless

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A New York Police Department official says the undercover detective who touched off the 50-shot police shooting of an unarmed man on his wedding day acted recklessly and should be removed from the force.

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5 Years Later, Sean Bell's Fiancée Revisits Scene of Shooting

Friday, November 25, 2011

Five years ago today, Sean Bell was shot and killed by police as he left his bachelor party. To memorialize Bell, his fiancée, Nicole Paultre Bell, headed to the corner of Liverpool Street (now named Sean Bell Way) and 94th Avenue, as she does every year. “That’s my time to think about everything that we’ve been through, everything that Sean went through that night just trying to make it home to his family,” she said.

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NYPD: Officer in Sean Bell Shooting Should Be Fired

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Lawyers for the New York Police Department say the department should fire a police officer who dropped his cover and touched off the fatal shooting of an unarmed man after his bachelor party.

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2 NYPD Officers Face Discipline Trial in Sean Bell Shooting

Monday, October 24, 2011

Nearly five years after Sean Bell was gunned down on his wedding day, two police officers who shot the unarmed man faced a police department’s administrative trial that determines the fate of their jobs.

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Sean Bell's Fiancé to Run for City Council

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nicole Paultre Bell, the 26-year-old woman who was engaged to marry a man killed by police four years ago, will be on the November ballot for City Council. Paultre Bell is running to succeed Queens Democrat Thomas White, who died in office in August.

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