New York City Will Pay $4.1M For Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man
A ricochet bullet hit Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn stairwell in 2014.By Ben Lawson | August 16, 2016
New York City has agreed to pay $4.1 million to the family of an unarmed black man police killed in a Brooklyn housing project.
Akai Gurley was killed by a ricochet bullet when he and his domestic partner entered a dark stairwell in November 2014.
Peter Liang, who was a New York police officer at the time, was eventually convicted of manslaughter in Gurley's death. The charge was later reduced to criminally negligent homicide, and he was sentenced to five years probation and 800 hours of community service.