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NYPD Murder Trial Stirs Emotions on Police Brutality

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NYPD Murder Trial Stirs Emotions on Police Brutality

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NYPD Murder Trial Stirs Emotions on Police Brutality

NYPD Murder Trial Stirs Emotions on Police Brutality

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Sean Bell was leaving his bachelor party at a New York City nightclub in November 2006 when an alleged altercation with detectives left him shot dead by police, and his family devastated.

The high-profile trial of three city police officers accused of murdering Sean Bell — Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper — is now underway, resurfacing strong opinions about police brutality and questions about Bell's innocence.

Brian Lehrer of NPR member station WNYC discusses the latest developments in the trial and community sentiments.