Ex-officer accused in '84 shooting sympathizes with Sean Bell cops

He feels their pain

BY MATTHEW NESTEL. Special to Newsday
Staff writer Rocco Parascandola contributed to this story
Newsday (New York) 

It's a small, lonely group: city police officers who have been charged with murder or manslaughter.

Stephen Sullivan, the former Emergency Services officer who was indicted for manslaughter in the 1984 Bronx shooting death of Eleanor Bumpurs, 66, has been there, and says he knows what the three detectives indicted in the Sean Bell shooting case are experiencing.

"I feel for them," Sullivan said yesterday at his Westchester home. "They're going to have a headache. It's going to be a tough thing, a tough thing to get through. If you listen to [the Rev. Al] Sharpton, you'd think these guys are monsters and they couldn't wait to do this to Mr. Bell."

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