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New York City To Pay $4.1 Million To Family Of Unarmed Man Fatally Shot By Rookie Officer

The officer who fatally shot Akai Gurley in a housing project will pay the family $25,000 of the total settlement.

NYPD Officer Who Fatally Shot Akai Gurley Gets No Jail Time, Conviction Reduced

Peter Liang shot unarmed Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn housing development stairwell.

NYPD Officer Convicted Of Manslaughter Will Not Get A New Trial

Peter Liang's lawyers were seeking a new trial, claiming a juror lied about his father's criminal past. The judge denied the request.

Prosecutor Wants No Jail Time For NYPD Officer Convicted Of Manslaughter

Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley.

Juror In NYPD Cop Trial: "They Need To Be Held Accountable"

“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.

NYPD Fires Partner Of Officer Convicted Of Killing Akai Gurley

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.

NYPD Officer Found Guilty In Shooting Death Of Akai Gurley

Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter and official misconduct for the 2014 shooting death of an unarmed black man in a Brooklyn stairwell.

Lawyers Make Final Appeal To Jurors As Manslaughter Trial Of NYPD Cop Comes To An End

Also, the judge threw out one of the official misconduct charges against NYPD Officer Peter Liang.

Police Officer Charged With Killing Akai Gurley Says 'Quick Sound' Led To Shooting

NYPD Officer Peter Liang sobbed while testifying in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday, testifying in his own defense.

Dangerous NYPD Assignment In The Spotlight At Officer's Trial After Bronx Shooting

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.

Partner Of Officer Who Fatally Shot Akai Gurley Says He Stopped A Call To Supervisors

NYPD Officer Shaun Landau said he grabbed a cell phone out of Officer Peter Liang's hand after his gun went off.

Police Officer Said "I'm Fired" After Fatally Shooting Akai Gurley, Partner Testifies

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.

Woman Knelt In "Puddle Of Blood" As She Tried To Save Akai Gurley

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.

Defense Team For Officer Who Shot Akai Gurley Focuses On Danger Of The Job

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.

Police Officer Was Too Upset After Shooting To Help Akai Gurley, Lawyers Say

Officer Peter Liang himself needed an ambulance.

Jury Selected For Trial Of NYPD Officer Accused Of Fatally Shooting Akai Gurley

A jury of 7 men and 5 women was selected. The trial begins on Monday.

Potential Jurors Raise Issues Of Police Brutality At Akai Gurley Shooting Trial

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.

The Brief Life And Tragic Death Of Akai Gurley

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.

NYPD Officer Opts For Jury Trial In Fatal Shooting Of Akai Gurley

Officer Peter Liang's trial is scheduled to begin on January 19.

NYPD Tells Cops To Stop Questioning People Just For Hanging Out In Housing Projects

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.

NYPD Officer Indicted In Stairwell Shooting Death Of Akai Gurley

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.

Grand Jury To Hear Case Of Unarmed Man Shot By New York Cop In Stairwell

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.

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