Bloomberg on Sean Bell Officers

At his first public appearance since three police officers were indicted in the Sean Bell killing, the mayor clarified his position on the conduct of the police that night.

At a press conference on the West Side, Bloomberg told reporters he never said “anybody broke the law. It’s not my job to decide whether somebody broke a law. And, you know, I made my comments as a civilian.”

The civilian “comments” he’s referring to were made the day after the shooting in the Blue Room, when Bloomberg said he thought police used “excessive” force.

— Azi Paybarah Bloomberg on Sean Bell Officers