Arun Venugopal

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

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 - ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Construction Destruction

Monday, March 17, 2008

Adam Lisberg, New York Daily News staff reporter, talks about this weekend’s construction crane accident and WNYC's Arun Venugopal calls in from the scene.

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Bodies of Missing Recovered in Crane Wreckage

Monday, March 17, 2008

The bodies of all three of the people missing since the fatal crane accident on Saturday were found today. Two of them are construction workers: Santino Gallone and Clifford Canzona.

A number of construction workers from across the city showed up in hardhats near the site ...


Search of Rubble Continues Following Crane Collapse

Monday, March 17, 2008

The accident left four construction workers dead and dozens injured.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

The city had issued 13 violations over the last couple years to the construction site and according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, there's nothing unusual about that.

BLOOMBERG: The violations had nothing to do ...


Bloody Gun Introduced at Bell Trial

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Rev. Al Sharpton made a rare appearance at the trial of the three officers charged with Sean Bell's death.

Sharpton said he was disturbed by testimony from a crime scene investigator, who said the gun of undercover detective Gescard Isnora had dried blood on it.



Spitzer Speaks

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

In anticipation of Eliot Spitzer's official resignation speech, Brian and WNYC political director Andrea Bernstein continue to get updates from Albany and analysis from WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal live at the Governors office. We are also joined by Ben Smith, a columnist and blogger for, and John Fund, an ...

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Not Everyone Wants Spitzer to Go

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The governor may be down but he still has his supporters. Carlos Guzman is a building porter who showed up in front of dozens of members of the press, outside the Spitzers' high rise. There he held a sign saying "Governor Spitzer, please do not ...


Final 9/11 Relic Moved

Monday, March 10, 2008

It wasn't much of a journey - a couple hundred feet at most.

But, it's not often that you see an entire staircase being moved by crane. And for all its bruises, the "survivors staircase" has a real following.

Thousands of people who ran to safety on ...


Sean Bell Update

Friday, March 07, 2008

WNYC's Arun Venugopal updates the Sean Bell trail.

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Photos of Sean Bell's Bloodstained Car Shown in Courtroom

Thursday, March 06, 2008

The court got its first unsettling glimpse inside of Sean Bell's car as it looked after the shooting.

The photos were taken after Bell and his friends were removed from the Nissan Altima. They show large blood stains all over the front passenger seat, as well ...


Officer Provides Insights into Bell's Death

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The prosecution in the trial of the 3 New York City detectives charged in the death of Sean Bell continues to make its case. But as WNYC's Arun Venugopal reports, recent testimony seems to be serving the defense as well.

Detective Hispolito Sanchez was an undercover ...


Bell Trial Heads Into 2nd Week

Monday, March 03, 2008

The 2nd week of the trial of the 3 New York City detectives charged in the death of Sean Bell resumes today, with the prosecution trying to build upon its case.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

Today, the court will be hearing from Detective Hipolito Sanchez, 1 ...