Surveillance Footage Released in Sean Bell Shooting
In case you missed this story, Sean Bell was the unarmed NYC man who was shot on the eve of his wedding day by undercover police in Queens. Police fired a reported 50 shots into the area, missing a civilian, and Port Authority patrolman before killing Bell in his car.
Today, the surveillance video from two cameras located at the Jamaica Avenue Train Station have been released.
There have been protests over the shooting...
And this article details that there will be another, and possibly larger protest planned for this Saturday.
This footage is from two surveillance cameras at the Port Authorityâs Jamaica Avenue Air Train station, which is a half a block away from the shooting site. The video reveals that one of the bullets fired by the five cops narrowly missed striking a civilian and two Port Authority patrolmen who were standing on the stationâs elevated platform.
One video shows a bullet shattering a window in the station and then nearly hitting the man. The second video shows two police officers scrambling for cover inside the station after the shot was fired. The content of the video was first revealed in the New York Daily News by Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez, but it has never been aired before.