Resource: New York to Pay $7 Million for Sean Bell Shooting

By: David W. Chen and Al Baker

July 27, 2010

Closing a key chapter in one of the most controversial police shootings in recent memory, New York City agreed on Tuesday to pay more than $7 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the family and two friends of Sean Bell, a 23-year-old black man who was fatally shot by the police in 2006 on what would have been his wedding day.