Four years ago, New York City police killed Nicole Paultre-Bell’s would-be husband, Sean Bell, in a haze of 50 bullets one day before the young couple’s wedding. Paultre-Bell marched alongside civil rights leaders such as Al Sharpton, who condemned Bell’s shooting because he was unarmed and did not provoke police.

According to, Paultre-Bell may be turning her grief into political action and is mulling a run for Queens City Council. Although Paultre-Bell has not publicly announced plans to run for office, cites unnamed sources who say she may hit the campaign trail soon.

According to New York’s state election laws, Paultre-Bell will be required to move into the district she seeks election in and must obtain 899 registered voter signatures on a nomination petition.