Three officers involved in the controversial Sean Bell shooting case will be forced out of the NYPD by Monday, including one who will be fired.
An NYPD departmental judge ruled to fire Detective Gescard Isnora (who will not get his pension), Detective Michael Oliver and Detective Marc Cooper. Lt. Gary Napoli has also been forced to leave the NYPD. Napoli was a supervisor on the scene that night but did not fire his weapon.
“It’s a slap on the wrist”, said Bell’s father, William Bell. “They’re going to get another job, their life is going to go on while mine is just stuck.”
Isnora was the detective who fired first, in a hail of 50-shots that killed 23-year-old Sean Bell, who was unarmed in the early morning hours on his wedding day. The November 2006 shooting, which occurred outside of a Queens strip club, also injured were Bell’s friends; Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield.