A confidential informant from the New York Police Department spied on Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network as the group met together to discuss large-scale protests of the Sean Bell case. The Huffington Post reports that the informant attended the NAN meeting which was held just a week after a judge acquitted three detectives of the 50 shot killing of Bell.
An NYPD informant spied on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network [NAN] as the group was organizing large-scale protests of the Sean Bell case acquittals, a police document shows.
The confidential informant infiltrated a NAN meeting on May 3, 2008, and reported back to the NYPD’s Intelligence Division, according to a document marked “secret,” which was obtained by NYPD Confidential.
The informant had attended the NAN meeting a week after a Queens judge had acquitted three detectives of the fatal 50-shot killing of Bell and the wounding of two of his friends in November, 2006.