*A federal judge Tuesday set a July 20 settlement conference to resolve the wrongful death lawsuit brought by Nicole Paultre-Bell, the fiancee of NYPD shooting victim Sean Bell.
The decision from Brooklyn Magistrate Roanne Mann came on the same day as a street in Queens was to be re-named in honor of Bell, who was unarmed when he was gunned down in a 50-shot barrage outside a Queens strip club. The civil case had been bogged down until Tuesday.
“It doesn’t matter how long it takes, we’ll be here,” Paultre told the New York Daily News. “We need some type of justice. So far, everywhere we’ve turned, it’s been denied.”
City lawyers argued for another three-month delay, because police officials have still not made a decision whether to discipline the five officers involved in the shootout.
On Tuesday, which would have been Sean’s 27th birthday, Liverpool St. at 94th Ave. in Jamaica Queens was officially re-named Sean Bell Way.