One Week After the Verdict

By Jonathan Adams May 02, 2008

From the Public News Service Today marks one week since a New York state judge returned not-guilty verdicts for the three police officers charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell. That outcome has some people asking big questions about the NYPD and the sticky issue of race. Dr. Delores Jones-Brown of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice says the U.S. Justice Department might still act on the Bell case.

"Perhaps they’ll find a civil rights violation. That may be the one thing the community is holding on to, so that they haven’t taken to the streets, the way that some people probably would like to."

Click here for audio. For a look at the Colorlines investigative report of New York’s fatal shootings.