STATE OF PLAY: The Bell Verdict
Emotions ran high in a New York state courtroom packed with supporters of the Sean Bell family this morning. Judge Arthur Cooperman delivered a not-guilty verdict in the case of slain groomsman Sean Bell who was shot 50 times by undercover police officers on his wedding day. As the words acquitted of all charges rang across the courtroom, so did cries of disbelief and disappointment. News headlines across the board are reporting on this controversial issue.
Here’s our latest installment of "State of Play," a look at how a top story of the day is playing around the Web and in print:
3 NYPD Detectives Acquitted in 50-Shot Killing (The Washington Post)
Officers Acquitted in Sean Bell’s Death (Chicago Tribune)
Three NYPD Officers Acquitted (The Wall Street Journal)
3 Detectives Acquitted in Bell Shooting (The New York Times)
3 NYPD Detectives Acquitted in 50-Shot Killing (The New York Post)