NYPD Officer Charged In Stairwell Shooting Death
A grand jury indicted Officer Peter Liang for the November shooting death of Akai Gurley, which the NYPD says was an accident.By Steven Sparkman | February 10, 2015
Last November, in the tense days before the grand jury decisions in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, an unarmed black man was shot and killed by New York City police. But unlike in those cases, the grand jury in the death of Akai Gurley will reportedly indict the officer involved. (Video via WCBS)
New York news outlets reported Tuesday that Officer Peter Liang will be charged, possibly with second-degree manslaughter, for shooting 28-year-old Gurley by accident while on patrol in a housing project.
Officer Liang and his partner were in an unlit stairwell at the project when Liang's gun went off. Gurley, who was a floor below the officers, was hit in the chest in front of his girlfriend. (Video via WCBS)