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Famed NYPD Detective Frank Serpico now endorsing family funded video of fatal officer involved shooting of Michael Bell in Kenosha

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The police detective who was almost killed exposing police corruption is now endorsing a video produced by the family of Michael Bell, Jr. who was killed during a struggle with Kenosha Police back in 2004.


"This video equals the cell phone footage that captured the shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina," Detective Serpico writes. "Such compelling and condemning evidence of a cover-up and abuse can no longer be ignored. For the sake of justice in American policing, Attorney General Brad Schimel and DA Michael Graveley must re-open this investigation if society's trust in their police is ever to be restored."

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In just days, some 10,000 registered voters in Kenosha County will be getting a DVD of the documentary that contradicts the Kenosha Police Department's version of what happened the night Michael Bell Junior was killed in the family driveway.

It was produced by Bell's father who is asking for a public inquest.

Michael Bell Senior says a civil rights settlement with Kenosha failed to get a full disclosure of what went wrong and what was released to the public afterwards.

"If it's this hard for a man with education and resources and being a military pilot in combat," Bell, Senior told CBS 58 News Anchor Michele McCormack. "If it's this hard for this family to do, then I assure you and your viewers out there, if it happened to them, they would have to live with the pain of a broken criminal justice system for the rest of their life."

The video will be shown in several public libraries in January.

Attorney General Brad Schimel has said the events were regrettable, but that the statute of limitations prevents him from pursuing a criminal case all this time later. 

 

Michael Bell Sr. - Web Extra from CBS 58 News on Vimeo.

Bell on NTSB Applications - Web Extra from CBS 58 News on Vimeo.

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