3 police officers forced out in the Sean Bell case

Three police officers involved in the shooting death of Sean Bell, who died in hail of 50 bullets outside a club in New York in 2006, will be forced out, NBC New York has learned.

From WNBC New York:

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has upheld a departmental trial judge’s ruling to fire Detective Gescard Isnora, sources said. Two others — Detective Michael Oliver and Detective Marc Cooper — are expected to report to the NYPD’s pension board Monday to formally hand in their papers, sources said.

Lieutenant Gary Napoli has also been forced to leave the NYPD. Napoli was a supervisor on scene but did not fire his weapon that night.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne confirmed the decision by Commissioner Kelly to fire Isnora saying, “There was nothing in the record to warrant overturning the decision of the Department’s trial judge.”

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