Statement from NAN on Sean Bell case settlement—
National Action Network and I have said from the moment we were called the day Sean Bell was killed and Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield were wounded that we would stand by the family no mater what.I respect and defer to their judgment no matter what and we are mindful that this continues to be a cause of deep concern for us. Nicole Paultre Bell has to labor to raise two children with no father and to provide for them and Joseph Guzman still carries bullets in his body and may never be able to work a regular job. Trent Benefield carries scars for life. They must all provide for their families but this in no way mitigates or repairs the permanent damage done to them and the pain it has caused them forever nor does it diminish the outrage in the community. We will always pursue justice for the family of Sean Bell, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield.
Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network.
Please note: all of the victims and family will be at a press conference held by their attorneys:
Wednesday, July 28 – 1pm
Law offices of Sanford Rubenstein
16 Court StreetBrooklyn, NY