Officers Acquitted in Sean Bell Shooting

On April 25, New Yorkers were shocked as three NYPD officers were acquitted of all charges relating to the death of 23-year-old Sean Bell on the eve of his wedding. During the incident, the officers fired 50 bullets at Mr. Bell and his two companions, none of whom were armed. Queens State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Cooperman cleared detectives Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper of charges including manslaughter, reckless endangerment and assault in the incident.