Sean Bell's Fiancee to Run for City Council

Thursday, Sep 2, 2010  |  Updated 1:16 PM EDT
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Sean Bell's Fiancee to Run for City Council

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Sean Bell and his fiancee Nicole Paultre.

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Nicole Paultre Bell, the fiancée of Sean Bell--the unarmed man who was killed by NYPD the day before his wedding -- is considering running for a vacant City Council seat representing Queens, according to published reports.

Paultre Bell, who lives in the Rockaways, controls Sean Bell's estate.  Both Politico and The New York Daily News reported Bell's political ambitions today.

The city recently settled with the Bell family and two other victims in the infamous 50-bullet police shooting for more than $7 million.

A Brooklyn magistrate approved the deal which gives $3.25 million to the estate of Bell.  His two friends -- injured in the hail of bullets outside a Queens stripclub in November 2006 -- will divide the rest of the money: $3 million for Joseph Guzman and $900,000 for Trent Benefield.

As a condition of the settlement, the city did not admit any wrongdoing.

Paultre Bell has become increasingly politically active in recent years and has worked closery with the Rev. Al Sharpton.

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