Sunday marks one month since the New York City Police officers that shot and killed Sean Bell were acquitted.If you think one month is enough time to forget, and move on to business as usual, at least one part of the community thinks otherwise. Today and next Thursday, at 4 pm in Rufus King Park – Jamaica Avenue add 150th St in Queens, there will be people saying “We Are All Sean Bell”.
Meanwhile the three officers, who were cleared on criminal charges, and four others, are now facing departmental charges ranging from “firing weapons outside of departmental guidelines” to “taking police action while undercover.Of course this means very little, as the NYPD cannot make a move until the Federal Department of Justice finishes it’s own investigation as to if Sean Bell’s civil rights, and those of his friends also shot, were violated. As it stands, the worse that could happen with the departmental charges is being fired or suspended.
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