Andrew Cuomo is going to have some company when he pays his respects to the fiance of Sean Bell, the Queens man killed by police hours before his wedding.
Al Sharpton, Cuomo’s one-time running mate Charlie King and attorney Sandford Rubenstein will also be at the 4:30 meeting in Queens with Cuomo, according to a statement from Sharpton’s people.
“We requested the meeting to to talk about policing procedures and to ask Cuomo to review the Sean Bell case which is presently before a Queens grand jury,” Sharpton said in the statement.
Cuomo’s spokesman John Milgrim indicated that his boss is leaving the door open to launching his own investigation into the incident, but wouldn’t say anything more specific about whether he’ll actually do it. “Right now, we’re waiting for the findings of the investigation,” he said.
UPDATE: Through a spokesperson, Sharpton said, “If the case is not handled properly, we will ask Cuomo for a special prosecutor.”
– Azi Paybarah