NYPD officers involved in the shooting death of a man hours before his
wedding day will face charges related to the incident.
Sean Bell died in a hail of 50 bullets hours before his wedding day late last year after leaving his bachelor party at a New York area strip club. Det. Michael Oliver fired 31 shots during the encounter, and Det. Gerard Isnora, who fired 11 shots, will face first and second degree manslaughter charges.
The first degree charge carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison. The second degree allows an option for probation.
A third officer in the case, Det. Mark Cooper
who fired four shots is charged with two counts of reckless
endangerment. The other two officers also face one count of the charge.