But while Sean’s fiance and parents believe the disciplinary action isn’t enough, in a statement the Detectives Endowment Association said the decision to fire Isnora is excessive.“You tell me he deserves a pension? Think about it, people got to think about these things, how they do things. It’s not fair to us. We lost our son,” said Sean’s father, William Bell.
“Stripping a cop of his livelihood and an opportunity for a vested retirement is punishment reserved for cops who have… disgraced the shield, not for someone who has acted within the law.”In terms of a civil outcome, in 2010, Sean Bell’s estate and his two friends, Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman, who were severely injured during the shooting, were awarded a $7 million settlement. The family doesn’t feel they’ve received the same justice in the criminal side of the case. Do you think all of the officers’ pensions should be taken away or do you feel the punishments established by the trial judge are sufficient? Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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