The officer who fatally shot Akai Gurley in a housing project will pay the family $25,000 of the total settlement.
Peter Liang shot unarmed Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn housing development stairwell.
Peter Liang's lawyers were seeking a new trial, claiming a juror lied about his father's criminal past. The judge denied the request.
Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley.
“Primarily what was important to us was the fact that his finger was on the trigger,” a juror in Peter Liang's trial told BuzzFeed News.
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Their emotional statement — and list of the demands from the NYPD — comes one day after former Officer Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter. Meanwhile, Liang's lawyer said they will seek to reduce his sentence or appeal.
Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter and official misconduct for the 2014 shooting death of an unarmed black man in a Brooklyn stairwell.
Also, the judge threw out one of the official misconduct charges against NYPD Officer Peter Liang.
NYPD Officer Peter Liang sobbed while testifying in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday, testifying in his own defense.
NYPD Officer Peter Liang is charged with fatally shooting Akai Gurley during a "vertical patrol." On Thursday night, two NYPD officers were shot and injured while performing the same task.
NYPD Officer Shaun Landau said he grabbed a cell phone out of Officer Peter Liang's hand after his gun went off.
NYPD Officer Liang's partner, Shaun Landau, testified that after the shooting, the two men argued for approximately four minutes about who should call their supervisor.
Melissa Butler testified about how she performed CPR on the unarmed man after NYPD Officer Peter Liang's gun discharged, fatally striking him.
Breaking NYPD Rules Shouldn't Lead To An Arrest, Lawyers For Officer Charged With Fatal Shooting Argue
The statement came on the third day of trial of Peter Liang, charged with fatally shooting Akai Gurley.
Lawyers for Peter Liang, who is charged for fatally shooting Akai Gurley, said the officer was allowed to have his gun drawn while patrolling a housing project's stairwell.
Officer Peter Liang himself needed an ambulance.
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A jury of 7 men and 5 women was selected. The trial begins on Monday.
Several prospective jurors were dismissed the selection process when they told the judge they could not be fair and impartial in a police shooting trial.
In November 2014, Akai Gurley was shot and killed by a rookie police officer in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project. As the officer's trial begins, Gurley’s family and friends tell BuzzFeed News the definitive story of the man they lost.
Officer Peter Liang's trial is scheduled to begin on January 19.
The department issued an internal memo telling all officers that they cannot stop people just for being present in a building enrolled in Operation Clean Halls. The largest NYPD union is not happy.
Peter Liang, the rookie police officer who allegedly shot and killed an unarmed black man in Brooklyn last year, was indicted for manslaughter and other offenses. He plead not guilty.
The family of 28-year-old Akai Gurley filed the claim — often a precursor to a lawsuit — against New York City on Thursday. Police have called the shooting, which occurred at a housing project, an accident.
Most DAs are opposed to naming an outside prosecutor for police cases. The district attorney in Manhattan, though, has shown some support for the idea.
Protesters in Los Angeles took to Beverly Boulevard for the Millions March LA. In New York, protesters called for justice for Akai Gurley.
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Officer Peter Liang reportedly texted his union representative moments after shooting 28-year-old Akai Gurley instead of calling for help, the New York Daily News reported. Updated: Police union spokesperson said none of their delegates in the area received his text.