Cop Involved In Sean Bell Shooting Files Counter Suit

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A police officer involved in the 2006 shooting death of Sean Bell has filed a counter suit against the dead man's estate.

Officer Michael Carey , who was acquitted of all charges in the case, filed the suit last week in Brooklyn Federal Court.

He claims he suffered severe leg injuries after an intoxicated Sean Bell got behind the wheel of a vehicle that crashed into him, on the night of Nov. 25, 2006. In addition, he claims the 23-year-old husband-to-be wasn't wearing glasses or contact lenses despite having poor eyesight.

Bell, who was not armed with a gun at the time of the incident, was fatally shot in a hail of fifty bullets.

Officers Michael Oliver, Marc Cooper and Gescard Isnora were acquitted in 2008 of manslaughter, assault and reckless endangerment charges.

Officer Carey's lawsuit comes on the heels of a wrongful death suit filed by Bell's fiance, Nicole Paultre Bell, against the NYPD and the city.

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