FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Four NYPD Cops In Sean Bell Shooting Lose Jobs

March 26, 2012  | 

The New York Police Department has fired the detective who sparked a 50-round fusillade leading to the death of a man outside a Queens strip club on his wedding day.

The NYPD has fired Det. Gescard Isnora and forced three other officers involved in the shooting of Sean Bell, 23, to retire.

Fellow detectives Marc Cooper and Michael Oliver, and Lt. Gary Napoli will resign, following an administrative trial that found they acted improperly. Isnora, Cooper, and Oliver were acquitted in 2008, after a criminal trial.

Officers told the New York Times that Isnora's termination would hurt morale, though some said the police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, had no choice but to cut ties to a detective whose name had been tainted.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Morris @ 3/28/2012 5:11 AM

If the department truly believed policy was violated, then kudos to them for a brave, if interdepartmentally unpopular, decision. If, however, and far more likely, they caved once again to public opinion in the wake of potentially less than favorable future reelection/reappointment prospects, then once again the public's safety becomes the ultimate victim. And, that said, the public has no one to blame but themselves for their short-sighted, 60 second soundbite, apathetically challenged, and educationally bereft intellects.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

MA Trooper Lauded as “Angel” for Aiding Stranded Vietnam-Era Veteran
"I told him I would be OK if he had to leave, but no, he said he was not leaving me alone...
Video: Michigan Deputy Killed Deploying Spikes to End Pursuit
An Oakland County, MI, Sheriff's deputy was killed while deploying spikes during a pursuit...
FBI Examining Border Patrol Agent's Death as a 'Potential Assault'
Those officials have said they believe Martinez and the second agent were bludgeoned,...
Video: Brazil MP Shoots Armed Robbers While Holding Baby
Sgt. Rafael Souza went to buy medicine with his wife and young son late Saturday afternoon...
PA Woman Charged With Lying About Sexual Assault by Trooper
Police say Cromer, who for months posted fliers and sought to publicize her cause, gave...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine