People in and around the NYPD community are floored by the decision handed down by a departmental trial judge on Friday.
One police officer was fired and the other three are expected to "retire" early next week due to the decision of the NYPD's Internal "Court."
These cops are the four cops that were on trial for the Sean Bell case; they were exonerated in a court of law---perhaps not in the court of public opinion---but either way, this move is a surprise, and for most in the law enforcement community, a shame.
Michael Palladino, the president of the Detective's Endowment Association, said the decision to terminate Isnora could be summed up in three words: "disgraceful, excessive and unprecedented."
He added that "stripping a cop of his livelihood and his opportunity for a vested retirement is punishment reserved for a cop who has turned to a life of crime and disgraced the shield. It's not for someone who has acted within the law and was justified in a court of law and exonerated by the United States Department of Justice."