Sean Bell Case Settled, Family Will Receive $7 Mil

The Wall Street Journal reports New York City will pay 7 million dollars to the family and associates of Sean Bell after they reached a settlement.

The city reached a settlement Tuesday that will pay more than $7 million to the family of Sean Bell, who was shot and killed by police in 2006 in a hail of 50 bullets, and to two men with him who were also shot.


The Wall Street Journal reports New York City will pay 7 million dollars to the family and associates of Sean Bell after they reached a settlement.

The city reached a settlement Tuesday that will pay more than $7 million to the family of Sean Bell, who was shot and killed by police in 2006 in a hail of 50 bullets, and to two men with him who were also shot.

The settlement, approved by a federal magistrate judge in Brooklyn, will pay $3.25 million to the estate of Mr. Bell, who was killed outside a Queens strip club on the eve of his planned wedding. Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, who were with Mr. Bell and suffered serious injuries in the shooting, will receive $3 million and $900,000 respectively, the New York City Law Department said.

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