How much did they drink?
How much did cops drink, Al demands
BY ETHAN ROUEN and DON SINGLETON
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
The Rev. Al Sharpton blasted authorities yesterday for revealing how much alcohol was in Sean Bell's bloodstream when he was shot dead by cops on his wedding day.
"The only toxicology report that is relevant is the toxicology report of the people that were shooting on that day," Sharpton said at his weekly rally in Harlem.
Toxicology tests done during Bell's autopsy showed he was twice the legal limit when he left the Kalua Cabaret in Jamaica, Queens, early Nov. 25.
The information is being used by the cops' defenders to argue that Bell recklessly backed his car into a police vehicle before the 50-shot barrage that killed him and wounded two buddies.
"Whether or not Sean Bell and [the two others who were shot] had a drink that night is totally irrelevant - they ended up getting shot," Sharpton said.
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