NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The woman who was going to marry police shooting victim Sean Bell is mulling a run for a City Council seat, according to the Daily News.
The paper quoting a report from the political newspaper and website Politico said that Nicole Paultre Bell was considering the pursuit of the Queens City Council seat that became open when Councilman Thomas White died last Friday.
Paultre Bell lives in Far Rockaway with her 2 children, but not in White’s former district.
She must accumulate signatures on a nominating petition before the November 2 election, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.
Sources said advisers were meeting with Paultre Bell Friday to discuss the possibility of running, Papa reported.
Bell, who was 23, died in a hail of 50 bullets on November 25, 2006, around the corner from a Queens topless bar where he had just had a bachelor party and where undercover police were investigating complaints of prostitution. Bell was to marry his fiancée later that day.
Paultre Bell recently won a multi-million dollar settlement with the city in connection with the shooting in which police detectives were acquitted at trial.
Paultre Bell’s lawyer refused to comment on the reports.