Feds Won't Charge Officers In Sean Bell Shooting

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From the NY Post:

Federal authorities will not pursue charges against the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell, the unarmed bridegroom who died in a hail of police bullets outside a Queens strip club just hours before his wedding.

Prosecutors said there was “insufficient evidence” that Bell’s civil rights were violated when undercover officers unloaded on a car carrying Bell and two friends on a Jamaica street in November, 2006.

Three officers were acquitted in 2008, including Michael Oliver, who police said reloaded while firing 31 of the 50 shots that filled the vehicle and surrounding streets.

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Bitterly disappointed, Bell’s parents and his fiancée, Nicole Paultre-Bell, sought input from federal prosecutors, only to have their hopes for justice dashed again.

Bell’s family met with officials from the US Justice Department’s civil rights division, who delivered the news.

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