2 NYPD officers forced to quit over 2006 shooting

FILE - This file photo combo released by the New York City Police Department shows, from left, Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora, and Marc Cooper, the three detectives involved in the fatal shooting of bridegroom Sean Bell and the wounding of his two friends on Nov. 25, 2006. Oliver and Cooper on were forced to resign from the department Monday, March 26, 2012 stemming from disciplinary charges stemming from Bell’s death. The department fired Isnora on Friday, March 23. 2012, after he lost his administrative case. (AP Photo/New York City Police Department, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York Police Department detectives involved in the 2006 shooting death of an unarmed man after his bachelor party have been forced to resign.

Marc Cooper and Michael Oliver quit the NYPD on Monday. Their resignations resolved disciplinary charges stemming from the slaying of Sean Bell. They'll still get their pensions.

The police department fired a third detective, Gescard Isnora (jes-KARD' ihs-NOR'-uh), on Friday after he lost his administrative case. A lieutenant is expected to resign on Tuesday.

The detectives shot and killed Bell and injured two friends following an altercation outside a Queens strip club where he had his bachelor party. Isnora claimed he opened fire first because he thought the men were trying to retrieve a gun.

All three detectives were acquitted of criminal charges at a non-jury trial in 2008.