Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NYPD Officer Charged With Manslaughter In Shooting Death Of Akai Gurley

NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A New York City rookie police officer was charged during a Wednesday court appearance with manslaughter in the second degree and five other offenses for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man while the officer patrolled the darkened stairwell of a housing project last November.

Officer Peter Liang was patrolling with his partner in the Brooklyn apartment complex about 11:15 p.m. on Nov. 20 when his gun fired a single bullet, killing Akai Gurley, 28, who was in the stairwell a flight below with his girlfriend. (Reporting by Sebastien Malo; Editing by Christian Plumb)


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