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NYC Pays $7 Million To Settle Federal Suit In Sean Bell Shooting

July 28, 2010  | 

New York City has agreed to pay more than $7 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by the family and friends of Sean Bell, a 23-year-old who was shot by NYPD officers on his wedding day in 2006, the New York Times reports.

The city will pay $3.25 million to the children of Bell's fiance Nicole and $3.9 million to two of Bell's friends who were injured in the shooting. Joseph Guzman will receive $3 million and Trent Benefield will receive $900,000.

During the Nov. 25 shooting, five NYPD officers fired 50 shots into the Nissan Altima Bell was driving. The car had struck a detective in the leg before the firing began. Bell was unarmed. Officers exonerated of criminal charges testified they believed Bell had a gun.

Read the full story at NYTimes.com.

Tags: NYPD, Sean Bell Shooting, Lawsuits, Settlement


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