Sean Bell

Center dedicated to police shooting victim Sean Bell closes
Center dedicated to police shooting victim Sean Bell closes
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/03/2013 at 4:43PM

The Sean Elijah Bell Community Center has officially shut its doors. The community center opened in 2011 and offered day care, after school programs and other services to the Jamaica community. It closed officially on November 22, just three days before the anniversary of Sean Bell’s death, stemming from financial troubles. “It’s a disappointment that [...]

Police involved in Sean Bell shooting get canned
Police involved in Sean Bell shooting get canned
News Michael Pantelidis 3/24/2012 at 1:18PM

Police involved in Sean Bell shooting get canned The cops that gunned down Sean Bell, the Queens man killed on his wedding day in a 50-shot fusillade, will be drummed out of the department, the NYPD said Friday. Detective Gescard Isnora, who fired the shot that touched off the senseless 2006 killing, was found to [...]

Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death
Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death
News Jay Lane 12/02/2011 at 8:53AM

Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death Sean Bell’s fiancée Thursday urged the city’s top cop to sack all five officers who fired in the shooting frenzy that killed her beau on their wedding day in 2006. Nicole Paultre-Bell made the demand of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly after an [...]

Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny
Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny
News Jay Lane 12/01/2011 at 9:19AM

Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny She is an almost invisible figure in New York politics, a former insurance agent and single mother who unwinds at karaoke bars in Queens singing Taiwanese pop ballads in a gentle soprano voice. But Mei-Hua Ru quietly wields considerable power in the city, [...]

Dead baby discovered at bleeding teen’s home
Dead baby discovered at bleeding teen’s home
News Jay Lane 11/25/2011 at 9:03AM

Man Guilty of Raping Ex-Girlfriend and Then Framing Her Seemona Sumasar said all along that she was raped by her ex-boyfriend, who then framed her for a series of armed robberies that never took place. On Wednesday, a jury in State Supreme Court in Queens agreed, finding the ex-boyfriend, Jerry Ramrattan, guilty of more than 10 charges, including [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/27/2011: NYPD detective who fired first at Sean  Bell believed victim’s friend was about to shoot
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/27/2011: NYPD detective who fired first at Sean Bell believed victim’s friend was about to shoot
News Jay Lane 10/27/2011 at 9:51AM

NYPD detective who fired first at Sean Bell: I believed slain Queens man’s friend was about to shoot The detective who fired the first shot in the barrage that killed Sean Bell testified Wednesday he used his gun because he thought a pal of the groom-to-be was primed to strike first. Gescard Isnora, who was undercover at [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/24/2011: 2-month old baby abandoned on Queens street
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/24/2011: 2-month old baby abandoned on Queens street
News Jay Lane 10/24/2011 at 11:00AM

2-month old baby abandoned on Queens street Police say a 21-year-old mother is facing charges after authorities found her 2-month-old baby in a stroller on a Queens street. Authorities got a call about an infant crying shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday. They responded to 111th Avenue and found the boy, wrapped in a coat and [...]