Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson suggested that former NYPD cop Peter Liang should serve community service and house arrest instead of jail time.

Rookie NYPD officer Peter Liang, who gunned down unarmed Akai Gurley in the darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing project, was found guilty of manslaughter late Thursday, reports the New York Daily News. Liang faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year. News of the verdict spread rapidly across social media mostly because it represents […]

Prosecutors used the testimony to further prove that Liang was too busy worrying about his job to help save Gurley.

Officer Peter Liang, the Asian rookie NYPD cop who is accused of shooting and killing Black unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley, has opted to have his case heard by a jury. As the selection of the jury is still days away, testimony was heard Tuesday in court regarding evidence and statements made by Liang after […]

The officer who shot and killed 28-year-old Brooklyn man Akai Gurley in November 2014 has chosen to face a city jury instead of a bench trial typical of these cases. Officer Peter Liang‘s legal team has confidence that the jury will see that Gurley’s shooting was an unfortunate accident. writes: Liang’s lawyers Robert Brown […]


Updated: February 10, 2015: Rookie NYPD officer Peter Liang was indicted Tuesday by a Brooklyn grand jury in last November’s deadly shooting of Akai Gurley in an unlit stairwell of a housing project, according to the New York Daily News. Liang will face criminal charges that can send him to prison for up to 15 years […]