After a confidential informant told police there was a plan to shoot up the 75th Precinct stationhouse on Sutter Avenue, dozens of cops were pulled off the streets Saturday, according to the NY Daily News. Officers were taken off foot patrols in East New York, and police cars blocked the route to the stationhouse in case of a drive-by shooting.
It is not yet clear if these threats were related to the Sean Bell verdict. On Friday, the three police officers were acquitted of all charges, in spite of having killed Bell in a hail of bullets the night before his wedding.Rev. Al Sharpton has called for non-violent civil disobedience to protest the acquittals.