Published March 24, 2012
NEW YORK – A New York Police Department detective who fired the first of 50 shots in the controversial shooting death of groom-to-be Sean Bell will lose his job and pension, myFOXny.com reported.
NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly on Friday upheld a departmental judge's decision to fire Detective Gesnard Isnora.
"There was nothing in the record to warrant overturning the decision of the department's trial judge," said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.
Isnora and two other cops fired 50 shots at Bell's car outside a Queens strip club on the morning of Bell's wedding in 2006. The officers said they thought someone in Bell's party had a gun, but no weapon was found.
A grand jury declined to file charges against the cops.
Two other officers who fired at Bell -- Detectives Marc Cooper and Michael Oliver -- will be forced to resign from the NYPD, The New York Times reported, citing law enforcement officials.
The officers' supervisor, Lt. Gary Napoli, who was at the scene but did not fire at Bell, will also be forced to resign, the Times reported.